Queensland Sustainable Schools

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Tracking purchasing

Review of paper purchasing

Paper is the biggest consumer resource item in a school. Knowing the type and quantity of paper your school consumes will help develop some strategies to reduce the environmental impact of future paper purchasing. Do this activity with the school paper recycling activity and an investigation into the different types of paper available.
Paper is the biggest consumer resource item in a school. Knowing the type and quantity of paper your school consumes will help develop some strategies to reduce the environmental impact of future paper purchasing. Do this activity with the school paper recycling activity and an investigation into the different types of paper available.

Student Activities

Each student in your school uses paper each day. This activity will help you calculate that amount. Download the Excel activity Sheet (XLS, 670KB) and use the data to do the calculation. Use the student activity sheet (DOC, 690KB) as a classroom exercise.
Each student in your school uses paper each day. This activity will help you calculate that amount. Download the Excel activity Sheet (XLS, 670KB) and use the data to do the calculation. Use the student activity sheet (DOC, 690KB) as a classroom exercise.

Case Studies

  •  Stories from a range of primary and secondary schools 
  •  Stories from a range of primary and secondary schools