Good practices and investments related to Cleaner Production
Example No. 71
Replacing paper with recycled paper for some of the printouts
FOGO Sp. z o.o., Wilkowice
Industry branch: electromechanical
Main products: electric power generators
Resources in question:
- Secondary raw materials
(cost-free measure; prices of purchased recycled paper and white paper are similar)
Fogo consumes about 660 reams of A4-size white paper per year. Much of the paper is consumed for internal document circulation including the marking/labeling of semi-finished products in the production process to facilitate internal logistics at the plant. Out of concern for the environment, it was found that for some of the printouts, it was possible, without harming the company's processes, to change the previously used top-quality white paper to unbleached, recycled paper.
Obtained benefits and effects of the implementation:
- Since the paper proposed for use is unbleached, it can be assumed that its production places less of a burden on the environment. In addition, the production of such paper positively stimulates the market for waste paper management – the aforementioned paper is 100% recycled.
- About 50% of the paper purchased today is recycled (according to 2021 data)
- Report on the Cleaner Production Project No. 48.768, developed within the framework of the Cleaner Production Academy: “Modernization of technology and management in FOGO within the framework of implementation of the Cleaner Production Program”
- Materials (including photos) submitted by FOGO Sp. z o.o.