Materials Performance

Graph showing the paper consumption in reams from 2010-2017

Annual Materials Consumption

The stacked bar chart displayed on this page shows our annual A4 equivalent paper consumption in reams, for the years 2010 to 2017. Each year's consumption data are divided into paper sourced from plantations, paper containing a percentage of recycled content but less than 100% and paper containing 100% recycled content. The chart highlights that since 2012 the majority of the university's paper has contained 100% recycled content. It also shows that paper consumption overall has been declining each year from 85,423 reams in 2010 to 27,677 reams in 2017, which represents a 68% reduction in total.

YearPlantation
(Reams)
Recycled Content (<100%)
(Reams
Recycled Content (100%)
(Reams)
Total
(Reams)
2017334027,34327,677
20161,6215635,91137,588
20152,93924638,70041,885
20143,62437644,79348,793
20133,8867950,53454,499
20125,0501356,66961,702
201120,9145,86142,96469,739
201067,8567,7119,85685,423

2018 Quarterly Materials Data

GRI CodeTitleDetailSIQuarter 1
GRI 301-1Materials
Used by
Weight or Volume
100% Recycled Paper Consumption (A4 Equivalent)Reams6,082.0
<100% Recycled Paper Consumption (A4 Equivalent)Reams0.0
Plantation Paper Consumption (A4 Equivalent)Reams274.0
100% Recycled Paper Consumption (A4 Equivalent)kg15,205.0
<100% Recycled Paper Consumption (A4 Equivalent)kg0.0
Plantation Paper Consumption (A4 Equivalent)kg684.9
Paper Consumption (A4 Equivalent)Reams6,356.0
Paper Consumption (A4 Equivalent)kg15,889.9