ENVIRONMENTALLY minded workers at a Chester housing association are taking part in an office stationery amnesty in a bid to highlight the importance of recycling their resources.
Staff at Muir Group Housing Association – who have offices in Mere’s Edge, Helsby, and Dee Hills Park, Chester – held the amnesty throughout December as part of a number of recycling initiatives.
Environmental officer Rebecca Graves and performance manager Gemma Oram came up with the amnesty idea.
“It was a chance for people to hand back that extra pad of paper or stapler they grabbed from the cupboard because they thought they might need it but never have,” said Rebecca.
“The aim was to highlight the importance of recycling and to also raise awareness of the use of office resources.
“Staff responded really well with lots of unwanted stationery, including six staplers, being handed back in one office.”
As well as kick-starting the paper recycling scheme, a new process for streamlining stationery orders was also launched in order to cut costs and wastage within the company.