Materials Performance

Annual Materials Consumption

The Annual Materials Consumptions graph shows our annual A4 equivalent paper consumption in reams, for the last 5 calendar years.  The data for the current year is updated quarterly.

View the Annual Materials Consumption Graph

What sorts of paper do we use?

  • Plantation paper - Used for specific printing needs such as cards and brochures
  • 100% recycled paper - used for all basic office and student printing

What can you do to reduce your paper usage at La Trobe?

  • Think before you print
  • Read from a second monitor or tablet
  • Write on scrap paper

What can you do to reduce your paper usage at home?

  • Read from a tablet or purchase second-hand books
  • Use eco-friendly toilet paper
  • Use a microfibre towel instead of paper towels
  • Avoid using paper plates
  • Purchase bulk foods using reusable containers instead of boxed goods

Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We have continued to reduce or paper usage significantly since 2019 and increased our use of recycled paper. This ensures the protection of forests and the wildlife that inhabit them.

It helps us contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

UN sustainability development Goal 12 responsible consumption and production UN sustainability development Goal 15 Life on Land