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‘Mount Recyclemore’ – G7 Leaders Made Of Electronic Waste

A new sculpture to highlight the issue of electronic waste has been built in Cornwall in preparation for the G7 Summit, which will see 7 world leaders discuss big issues such as Covid recovery, climate change and trade. Sculptor Joe Rush, commissioned by the online tech retailer musicMagpie, created an impactful sculpture with hope of...Read More

The Rise of Greetings Cards

At the tap of a screen you can send a digital message to anyone around the world. But it could be argued that those messages lose a sense of personality and sentimentality. Printed greetings cards are used for several events throughout the year. From Valentine’s Day to Christmas, birthdays to anniversaries, there is a card...Read More

World Environment Day 2021

Celebrated every year on the 5th of June since 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated by governments, businesses and society to address serious environmental issues and presents a global platform for inspiring positive change. This year, the theme of World Environment Day is Ecosystem Restoration. Over the last century, half of the world’s wetlands have...Read More

The Packaging Demand

The production of packaging is a huge global industry, generating over $900 billion in annual revenue worldwide.¹ Despite the economic hardships many of us have faced due to Covid-19, the packaging industry has boomed during the pandemic. In 2020, Amazon reported over $570 billion in increased market capitalisation. This shocking growth highlights how many of us...Read More

Has The Pandemic Changed How To Access News And Information Forever?

Print media has seen a significant disruption during the coronavirus pandemic and there are signs of changing consumer relationships with news and print media. Familiarity with, and use of, online platforms has increased. Will the ending of lockdowns herald an opportunity for traditional printed news media to regain lost ground? A study, conducted by the...Read More

Blind Date With A Book

The blind date with a book trend – also known as the don’t judge a book by its cover trend - has been a great source of fun and engagement for bookshops, libraries and even Etsy, for many years now. By helping people find their ideal book in this creative and mysterious manner, the trend...Read More

The Impact Of Digital Education For Students

Could shifting from print to online learning be harming the education of the world’s students? As the developed world emerges from the pandemic and regains some sense of normality, the world of education is moving back to its previous ways of working. In the UK, younger children have been back at school for a while,...Read More

Reading Printed Materials Proven to Result in Better Literacy Outcomes

In a compelling report published this week, PISA, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, affirms that students perform better when they read from printed materials rather than digital devices. This research sends a clear signal to parents and education providers that more must be done to safeguard reading in print for the future of education. Overall,...Read More

A Paper Powering Business: Papershades

Paper is quickly becoming a sustainable alternative in our homes. From paper flowers and cardboard plant pots, we are slowly changing for a more renewable, long lasting and eye-catching material source as part of our home décor. We recently spoke with Rosalind of Papershades, a fast-growing paper lamp shade business owner, who showed us just...Read More

Children’s Book Week Spring 2021

The 102nd annual Children’s Book Week takes place for two weeks of 2021. The first week takes place in Spring between May 3rd - 9th and the second in November, 8th - 14th. This year’s theme is Reading is a Superpower! Originating from the belief that children’s books and literacy are life changing, the Children’s...Read More

Morrisons Move to a More Sustainable Future with Paper Bags

Morrisons launched a “paper bag only” trial in eight of its stores in January 2021. Having proved popular with many customers, Morrisons are now removing plastic bags from all their UK stores in favour for paper bags. Their Welsh stores will be the first to move to paper carrier bags, before being rolled-out in the...Read More

Earth Day 2021: Three Days of Climate Action

Last year we explored the amazing achievements Earth Day 2020 delivered during the global pandemic. From solo clean-ups to artistic awareness campaigns, Earth Day 2020 showed us all that we can still make a positive environmental impact while in a time of great uncertainty. This year, as the world tries to return to normality, Earth...Read More

Cracking Down on Easter Plastic

We look at how supermarkets and retailers are making their Easter packaging more sustainable. Tuck in! By now your Easter egg haul is very likely to be down to single figures. After a long bank holiday weekend of exercise/TV (delete according to honesty) and chocolate, you are now left with a series of elaborate packages...Read More

The Facts On European Forest Growth

As the effects of environmental issues, such as global warming, become more evident each year, we have begun to reconsider our impact on the Earth and change our actions for the better. However, in our efforts to generate a greener world, misinformation can spread and create scepticism on what is and isn’t a sustainable resource....Read More

International Forest Day

If you go down to the woods today… The International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness of all type of forest all over the world. Discover everything they do for us and what we can do for them. Around the world, Sunday 21 March is commemorated for a number of reasons. In Syria it’s...Read More

The Art of Decoupage

Decoupage is a popular craft which uses paper to uniquely decorate a variety of different furnishings. The hobby is becoming trendy with those who want to add a personal touch to their home or want to easily make beautiful handmade gifts. With over five thousand followers on Instagram, using the handle @romantic_art_decoupage_by_olja, Olja showcases and...Read More

5 Tips To Help You Recycle At Home

Despite the recent UK government announcements, it seems that many of us will still be at home for a considerable about of time. As our home offices get more and more chaotic and our living rooms continue to be our only refuge, it could be time to start thinking about having a spring clean around...Read More

Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Card This Year

February 14th will certainly feel a lot different this year as we celebrate Valentine’s Day during a national lockdown. We won’t be able to take our partner out to see a romantic film at the cinema or have a candlelit meal at a restaurant, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still make the day special....Read More

Living Sustainably with Paper in 2021

After almost an entire year of dealing with the uncertainty brought on by Covid-19, we could all benefit from creating some self-motivating New Year’s Resolutions. However, with the UK now in its third national lockdown, it can be difficult to figure out what resolutions you should make while staying safe at home. Living sustainably with...Read More

Print Books Versus E-Books

In an online poll by The Guardian, 79% of people said they preferred to read books in a traditional print form instead of reading an e-book. Though e-books have become a convenient way of reading in recent years, printed book still remains to be the number one choice for most. But why is this? After...Read More

Tis the season to recycle

If you hadn’t noticed already, Christmas is almost upon us, and with it the annual rush to buy enough food, drink and, of course, presents to get us through the season. But like many other things this year, the festive tradition of elbowing your way through department stores and edging through traffic has changed. Now…

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Giving the Gift of Paper

Unless you’re someone who likes to hold onto their used wrapping paper for the next year, you probably haven’t thought too much about the unnecessary waste created during the festive period. An extra 30% of waste is produced and discarded at Christmas time in the UK when compared with the rest of the year. This…

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The World of Paper Flower Bouquets

The beautiful appeal of paper flower bouquets has become an increasingly popular choice in recent years. For weddings in particular, the idea of turning to paper on the big day creates a unique alternative to traditional flowers, which holds more colour variety and lasts a lot longer. We spoke with Rebecca of Paper Bouquets to...Read More

Earth Day 2020 – Sustainability Success?

On April 22nd, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day happened a little differently. Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, which caused public health lockdowns to be enforced all around the world, Earth Day had to change things up if they wanted to continue the planet’s largest public event. This year, Earth Day went digital...Read More

6 Creative Ideas On How To Use Paper For Bonfire Night

The evenings are getting darker, the leaves are falling from the trees and we are getting close to the best day of the year (Christmas). That means bonfire night is soon upon us! This year, bonfire night may be a bit different compared to previous years. But, we came up with 6 paper related bonfire...Read More

How to Have A Sustainable Halloween

In a 2019 survey conducted by Hubbub and The Fairy Land Trust, it was estimated that 2000 tonnes of plastic waste would be generated from thrown away Halloween costumes alone. Trewin Restorick, founder and CEO of Hubbub, commented that, “the total plastic waste footprint of Halloween will be even higher once you take into account…

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10 Ways To Use Paper Around The House To Put The Horror In Halloween

Halloween is a fun-filled night of the year with spooky costumes, scary stories, and lots of candy. Getting into the Halloween spirit doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy overpriced costumes and Halloween decorations. You can easily horrify your home to be a Spooktacular place on Halloween night. This list will give you...Read More

Print Marketing in a Digital World: Trust, Relevance and Sustainability

In our modern world, digital campaigns and marketing strategies are becoming ever more frequent. From target specific emails to sporadic webpage popups, the digital world seems to be flooded with ways to make you notice a brand or product. However, a survey from the CMO Council highlighted that 63% of people would respond more positively…

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Tips on how to make time for reading

During the Coronavirus lockdown in the UK, book sellers saw a staggering influx of sales. Puzzle books, true crime and children’s education all took a sharp rise, while paperback fiction novels rose by a third. UK book retailers, WHSmith and Waterstones also saw a huge 400% increase in their online book sales week by week….

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8 Ways To Help You Study

Going back to school, college, or university after a long breakaway is hard at the best of times, let alone with the extended duration of the lock-down due to Covid-19. After a long time out of education, it can be difficult to get back into the swing of things. So we’ve put together 8 helpful...Read More

Our e-waste problem – It’s time to take a different look at your devices.

One record the electronics industry won’t be proud to break is its own size of e-waste. In the world of electronics and digital, new records are set every day. Speed, size, image resolution, connectivity, simplicity – with every new launch or software update, performance parameters are increased and limits pushed further. It’s got to the…

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Morrisons consider ditching plastic bags in favour for paper bags

Recently, the supermarket chain Morrisons launched a “paper bag only” trail in eight stores. If successful, the chain will consider removing plastic bags from all stores and will offer paper bags only. Morrisons started to give their customers the choice between paper and plastic bags earlier this year when they introduced reusable paper bags into…

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Cool Down with Paper

The summer of 2020 has seen some record-breaking heat. Early August saw the UKs hottest day of the year, reaching highs of 36C (96.8F) and becoming the hottest temperature for 17 years. With this summer becoming exceptionally hot and humid, it is very important to stay cool in the sun. A study on the risks...Read More

Becoming a Writer: An Authors Insight

With approximately 2.2 million books being published worldwide each year, the importance of paper is not only appreciated by authors, but fundamental to their craft. In an interview with Bethany Arrowsmith-Cooper, author of the poetry collection The Soul Garden, we delve into the topics of writing, hear an author’s insight of the publishing process, discuss…

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Ways to use paper in the garden

Once you’ve picked up your favourite newspaper and given it a read or finished with those cardboard boxes, they don’t have to go straight into the recycling bin. Instead, using paper in the garden can be extremely versatile and useful. Here are a few ideas: Slow down moisture escaping from your flowerpots. Cut your newspaper...Read More

The National Literacy Trust share reading tips for children

The National Literacy Trust have created some summer reading tips for families. They teamed up with Puffin to ask children about their reading during lock-down. Here are their 5 top tips to keep your children reading… Make time for reading Children said that time away from school and social activities during lockdown has given them…

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The written letter revival: 5 reasons to put pen to paper

From increasing wellbeing to decreasing stress, a written letter is one of the best ways to stay in contact with family and friends. Discover the benefits of putting pen to paper If there was a new activity that’s relaxing, proven to increase wellbeing, and brings guaranteed joy to people close to you, it’s likely hundreds…

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Digital poverty and its impact on schools and education

Earlier this year, a school in Australia made a decision that went against a global trend that’s been building ever since the first technology was put in a classroom. The decision divided opinion amongst parents, some thinking it was bad for the children’s education, others thinking it was the right move. The only people that…

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The Benefits of Expressive Writing

For everyone writing is a part of day to day life. Whether it’s putting your thoughts down in a diary, sending a letter to a friend or simply jotting down a shopping list, writing is a purposeful way of staying organised, mentally stimulated and connected to both yourself and those around you. However, expressive and…

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7 pen and paper games for children and families

We’ve created 7 pen and paper games for children and families to enjoy. It could not be simpler to enjoy some time as a family or give the children an activity to enjoy away from any screens or digital devices – giving them some much needed rest-bite. Pen and paper games for children and families…

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6 ways reading can improve your mental wellbeing

Reading can be an extremely beneficial hobby. Not only is it a great way to spend your free time, but reading has been proven to improve mental stability and general mental wellbeing. From enhancing your brain function to reducing stress, we have compiled this list to highlight the many mental benefits of reading just a…

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5 ways you can spread kindness using paper – Mental Health Awareness

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week, set up by the Mental Health Foundation to raise awareness and drive conversations relating to mental health. This year, the theme is ‘kindness’ and you are encouraged to be kind to yourself and each other, especially during a time where the world seems turned upside down. To support…

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Earth Day 2020: Improve your sustainability efforts with paper

Earth Day began in recognition of the growing environmental crisis in 1970. On April 22nd, 20 million people took to the streets to protest the ignorance of our environmental impact and demanded change. This first launch saw an influx of action being taken by both individuals and as a collective, with the passing of The…

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The Art of Paper Crafting

Interview with Rosie Thorns – Conducted by Lucy Appleyard. @Rosiethorns88 Paper crafting is the fast-growing art form that uses paper and card to create beautifully detailed 2-D and 3-D artwork. Rosie Thorns is a keen enthusiast of the craft, with an Instagram account @rosiethorns88 boasting over 16 thousand followers, all of whom share her love…

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Why McDonald’s have chosen paper in a bid for sustainability

Image Credit: McDonalds McDonald’s have stated that from 2021 Happy Meals will come with either a paper-based toy, a soft toy or a paper book. The fast food franchise hopes this effort will save more than 3,000 metric tonnes of plastic in use at its UK business from 2021, which would be its biggest single…

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Paper Origami: It’s history & evolution

Love Paper gives you the facts about paper sustainability, and is here to inspire you to bring paper into your everyday lives. Paper origami demonstrates that you can create beautiful & exquisite creations from this extremely versatile product. Origami is the ancient and beautiful art of paper folding, creating varied designs such as animals and…

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Paper Bags – The Sustainable Choice

The way we shop has changed drastically in the last decade. These changes include what we buy and how we buy it. Online shopping has undoubtedly revolutionised our purchasing habits, however one of the most profound and prominent changes in shopping trends is the consumer’s newfound conscience for being environmentally friendly.

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High tech, high footprint

One of the biggest media myths is that digital communications has a small carbon footprint. We examine the true environmental cost of technology.

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Love Notes – Saying it with paper

There are plenty of reasons to be feeling the love and if you have a special someone in your life it is likely you will be planning on giving them a card this Valentine’s Day. The tradition of giving these little paper tokens of love goes back many of years and such a simple gesture can bring so much pleasure.

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The perils of the paperless classroom

In recent years, technology has transformed many aspects of education and brought ingenious new methods of teaching which have offered students simple and effective study tools. Many have revolutionised the classroom, but nothing yet has come close to replacing the humble pen and paper.

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How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Using Paper

The start of a new year marks a perfect opportunity to begin improving areas of your life, whether that be quitting an old habit, fulfilling goals, or trying something new. With over a million posts carrying the hashtag NewYearNewMe on Instagram, New Year’s resolutions are a tradition for most at the end of the festive season.

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5 Tips for a Digital Detox

Screen time has become so prevalent in the day to day of our lives, so much so that most of us keep our devices within arm’s reach most of the time. Through a few easy steps we can wean ourselves off from the habit and start to enjoy our lives away from the digital realms. Here are our top 5 tips for a digital detox.

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Pretty Paper: Tips for a more sustainable Christmas

Having a sustainable Christmas needn’t be a chore and through small changes and research, we can make a conscious decision to be greener in our festive celebrations. Paper and wood products from sustainable sources enable us to enjoy the creativity and magic of Christmas without a guilty conscience and ensure that some of our favourite Christmas traditions can continue and be kind to our planet.

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Letters to Santa

December is now upon us and for many, that means it is time to start preparing for the Christmas festivities. This often entails a great deal of planning, shopping, cooking and usually a lot of stress to boot. But whilst we adults are busy with the organisation; the younger members of the family may be preoccupied with something a little more magical…

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The sustainable nature of paper

Paper is a unique and versatile product that we use frequently in our everyday lives. It is hard to imagine going a day without encountering at least one paper product – whether it be in the mail delivered to you each morning or the toilet paper in your bathroom. Paper is everywhere.

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Lack of local newspapers hits hard

Closures of print editions of local newspapers are affecting some people so much they are ringing up their local MP for news. So why are local newspapers so important and what can be done to save them? Every month, a large number of elderly people ring their local MP. But while most of them call…

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15 tips to get back into reading

Losing that love for reading can happen to avid and casual readers alike. Fortunately, we have compiled fifteen of the best tips for getting back on track with your reading list.

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How much does the public really know about packaging and sustainability?

The range of recycling symbols and confusion over what can and can’t be recycled is contributing to the British public’s concerns about packaging. But with paper and cardboard, there’s no confusion – just basic common sense. When it comes to recycling, there’s little doubt that the British public have a great deal of concern about single-use…

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