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SHREDDERS MOVE IN TO CLEAR CUPBOARDS; Chronicle GO GREEN sponsored by Environment Agency.

TONNES of waste paper was recycled after an office clear-out.

Environment Agency staff spent a day tidying out cupboards at its Tyneside House offices.

They threw out old files, papers or stationery which was sent for recycling.

By the end of the day, more than 250 bags of paper and card, weighing in at roughly 4.2 tonnes, had been collected and was taken away by Biffa for recycling.

Waste specialists Shred-It also arrived at the end of the day to shred confidential waste such as reports and CDs onsite, before taking it away to be recycled.

It is thought between 700 and 800kgs of confidential waste was removed from the offices and shredded.

Environment Agency external relations officer Elizabeth Bunting said: "Overall the day was a huge success, with staff ready and willing to sift through old papers and folders, and to clear their desks and communal areas of clutter.

"The office now looks clean and tidy and individual work spaces are cleared for action."

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CLEAR-OUT: Biffa took the waste away for recycling; BIG OPERATION: Some of the waste paper removed
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 11, 2007
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