Did you notice a sharp reduction in your paper usage when working from home? If so, you’re not alone.

UQ’s central store has been tracking the amount of paper ordered and here are some interesting facts:

Jan to June 2020 (April was the first full month that almost everyone was working from home) saw a:

  • 60% decrease in paper purchases
  • 65% fewer scope 3 emissions from paper purchased

This is on top of an already growing trend to reduce paper use.

A review of the Property and Facilities Division’s paper usage indicated an 82% reduction during the period of working from home arrangements in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. P&F is now undertaking steps to becoming a paperless workplace.