The category “Total other waste” was calculated by subtracting the categories, Total mining waste, Total construction and demolition waste, Total manufacturing waste and Total household waste from the category Total waste generation. The percentages in the figure were calculated by dividing the different categories with the category “Total waste generation”.
Percent of total generation in 2008 (%)
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At the office, encourage your colleagues to re-use the other side of paper and print less by archiving their emails and attachments. You can also try and create paperless habits. Some studies show that office paper consumption is rising by 20 % per year and web-based technology is actually increasing the printing of documents. On average each worker uses about 50 sheets of A4 per day. Must you print?
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