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Uptake of green office supplies ‘mixed’

By Paperstone on August 31, 2007 in Office Supplies

The use of eco-friendly office supplies within UK businesses presents a mixed picture, an environmental website has suggested.

An article on explores the various attitudes towards green office equipment, office furniture and office supplies in the British workplace.

A study by Kyocera, a Japanese company which manufactures printers, found that 41 per cent of UK organisations with more than 1,000 staff had a clear policy on the environment.

In contrast, the findings of the same survey by the firm in 1993 revealed that 54 per cent of organisations had a clear policy.

Additionally, the research indicated that one-fifth of respondents would pay extra for environmentally-sound office products, down from 60 per cent in 1993.

Kyocera told the website that it believes the shift in attitude is related to the complexity of the task at hand.

Fifteen years ago, recycling office supplies such as Paper was the biggest obligation of businesses, it explained, while now they are asked to recycle printer cartridges and use energy-efficient office equipment as well.

"The evidence that businesses are going green when buying office products remains mixed. For some, it appears limited to looking for ways to recycle Paper," the article concludes.

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