Answered by: 26/12/2010
Hi, I am a graphic design student from liverpool. for my dissertation (due in a couple of weeks) i am writing about the topic of sustainable design. As part of this my tutor has asked me to include in my appendix a detailed outline of "recycle" laws governing paper manufacture. He suggested i may be able to download this from a paper merchant, if you could point me in the right direction or forward me a copy this would be a great help. Also would be interesting to see your response to Michael Dilworth's question as well thanks a lot Grainne
Hi Grainne, This is not an easy question to answer as there are no straightforward 'laws' regarding recycling and paper manufacture, but there is an encouragement by the Government for their own usage to use high recycled content grades stimulating the industry to recycle as much material as possible. Recycling rates in the UK are about 71% and Europe is at an all time high of 72.2%. You can get a lot of information from the Myths and Facts area of our website, http://www.twosides.info/content.asp?ContentID=28. Overall, with European forests cobvering 44% of the land area and growing at a rate of 1.5 million football pitches every year, print and paper is a very sustainable way to communicate. Good luck with your dissertation. If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org i will send you the detailed response to Michael Dilworth's question.