Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007
Australian Antarctic Division Environmental Performance
EN1: Total materials use other than water, by type
- Continue the provision of a comprehensive paper-recycling programme as a fundamental site service in 2005-06
- Promote the use of resource conservation mechanisms in commonly used business equipment, e.g. double-sided photocopying, laser printing, and image reduction in 2005-06
- Develop guidelines for conserving paper by 2006
Performance 2005-06 and trends
In 2005-06, 3396 reams of A4 and A3 photocopy paper (8.5 tonnes) were purchased, of which 610 reams were shipped to Antarctic stations.
On average, staff in Hobart each used nearly 23 sheets per person per day. At the stations the average was 8 sheets per person per day.
Overall, AAD has reduced its paper use since 2004-05 by nearly 13%.
|AAD paper purchased (reams)||3897||3396|
|Total weight (t)||9.3||8.5|
|Sheets/person/day (AAT stations)||2.5||8.4|
The supply of paper to stations is undertaken on a needs basis. In 2005-06, Davis Station received a major resupply of paper.
While the goal of developing formal guidelines for conserving paper was not achieved in 2005-06 due to higher priority tasks, the data shows that there was considerable success in achieving conservation outcomes as a result of increasing staff awareness of resource conservation methods.
- Continue the provision of a comprehensive paper-recycling programme as a fundamental site service in
- Continue staff education to minimise the volume of material printed
- Continue to promote the use of resource conservation mechanisms in commonly used business equipment, e.g. double-sided photocopying, laser printing, and image reduction.
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