Paperworld highlights sustainability initiatives for 2020

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Mr Books & Mrs Paper display at Paperworld
Mr Books & Mrs Paper display at Paperworld

Paperworld has announced its ongoing commitment to sustainability, protecting the natural world and promoting ecologically motivated behaviour within the sector.

 

The international trade fair for paper, office supplies and writing instruments has been addressing the ‘green office’ theme for several years, and is now focusing on it with more urgency than ever before.

 

The show states that recycled paper has been a standard element of stationery stores’ product range for many years. However, environmental protection has long since ceased to be limited to paper products. Retailers and manufacturers from every sector of the office and stationery industry are increasingly focusing on sustainable and environmentally friendly products.

 

Paperworld is pushing its credentials as a platform for green office and stationery products and sees itself at the same time as a mirror of the industry. Among the extensive range of products for office and stationery, it reports that environmentally friendly materials play a major role for brand-name companies, as well as for suppliers of niche products at the fair.

 

The fair has announced that Tuesday 28 January 2020 will be Sustainable Office Day, dedicated to sustainable products and environmentally conscious purchasing. Lectures and examples of best practice will present practical solutions for sustainable and environmentally friendly office equipment.

 

Michael Reichhold, director of Paperworld, commented: “Environmental protection and sustainability are not short-lived hot topics. On the contrary, an awareness of these issues has become established in the office and stationery sector, which manufacturers, buyers and consumers address in a variety of ways. No-one wishing to remain future-proof can turn a blind eye to this subject. Our ’Sustainable Office Day’ aims to set an example for the entire industry.”

The Paperworld team is supported by B.A.U.M. e.V. (German Environmental Management Association) as a cooperation partner. In the course of the action day, the environmental organisation will present a variety of lectures.

 

The Sustainable Office Day is accompanied each year by a Green Directory brochure published by Chmielorz Verlag in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt. It covers current sustainability-related topics, and documents companies offering green products with a description and placement in the hall plan.

 

Other eco initiatives at the show include the presence of the Agency for Renewable Resources (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe - FNR) in the foyer of Hall 4.1, along with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) whose task is to promote the environmentally friendly, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of forests worldwide.

 

Paperworld also publishes annually a Green Pages information booklet, which lists all FSC-certified Paperworld exhibitors.

 

www.paperworld.messefrankfurt.com

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