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This is the amount of paper waste that is estimated to be produced in one month by the average British office worker [in 2008, things may have changed since then].

This gigantic bin [two and a half metre high] is made with the 1584 sheets of paper the average office worker prints off in a month. [Aldred 2008] The provocative installation is a creation of the group Envirowise [envirowise.org.uk unfortunately not working anymore] as part of the campain One Bin Day, which was trying to raise awareness about the waste issue in offices and ask companies to rethink the way they were using materials and they were handling waste.

“One Bin Day is designed to make people think about what they buy, use and throw away. Much of what we discard can be reduced or recycled, but the convenience of a bin right by your desk makes for a big temptation to…

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