As I’m returning to uni in the coming days, I spent the other day going through my old work from last year: what should be kept, what needed to be shredded and what could be recycled. From two boxes of work and folders, I filled one huge bag with paper recycling and another average size bag for shredding.
Was that much paper necessary for both me and the uni to print or use?
The answer is probably no. There must be more efficient ways to learn than having uni print off so many single use worksheets.
The average UK home throws away six trees worth of paper per year. And it takes 70% less energy to recycle paper than it does to make paper from raw materials.
On my return to uni I’m thinking, how can I reduce the amount of paper waste in my studies and how can I recycle more of it?