Thursday, September 25, 2008

Recycled Paper

From the Suggestion Box

I was reading suggestions and noticed that you believe recycled paper is more expensive than normal paper. I've found in most supermarkets, for example woolworths that Recycled paper costs the same amount as regular paper. Surely it would be possible to get bulk packs of this paper from suppliers for the printers at JCU. Thankyou.

Library Response

Thanks for your suggestion. The situation since the last response on the email suggestion box in April has not changed. The Cairns Library currently has one photocopier, on the top floor, using recycled paper. Thus students do have the option of choosing to photocopy on recycled paper. Unfortunately at this point in time recycled paper is more expensive from the University's preferred supplier for us to purchase. So it has not been possible to introduce recycled paper across all printers and copiers without increasing the cost to students; we try to keep the cost of printing and copying as low as possible.

However we do have sympathy for environmental issues and regularly review our supply of consumables such as paper. Printing and photocopying for students in 2009 is presently being reviewed so it is possible the situation could change in the future. We will take your suggestion board in reviewing printing and photocopying for 2009.

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