20 Trees from Paper!

Paper4TreesNZ_logoWe are so pleased we’ve just received 20 trees, as part of the Paper4Trees project. We will plant them on the college’s grounds on the 23rd October for the 350 MAC Tree Planting event.

We warmly thank:

  • EERST for creating this wonderful opportunity,
  • Jo Guest for setting it in MAC,
  • Wastebusters for collecting the paper bales,
  • the caretakers who have to follow-up, sorry !
  • and everybody who DOES put used paper in the Paper recycling boxes.

The Paper4Trees programme that was created by EERST in 2001 has planted over 22,000 trees to date. For every tonne of paper and cardboard that is recycled:

  • 13.5 trees are saved
  • 5000 litres of water are saved
  • The equivalent of 5.4 tonnes of C02 are not released

In 2008, we recycled 12 wheelie bins and 55 fadges, which corresponds to 20 trees.

We are still part of the programme in 2009, so we keep encouraging Paper Recycling in the college.

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