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Fully recycled paper for the first time in public sector
CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 06/11/2017 10:48


The Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus has entered a framework agreement for the purchase, for the first time, of 100% recycled paper, and has achieved 3% savings compared to the price obtained in previous competitions for recycled paper.
 
According to a PIO press release, the Treasury of the Republic carried out a competition for the purchase of photocopier paper, giving an advantage to duly certified recycled paper produced by 100% recycled pulp.
 
This practice if followed in the framework of the policy of the Treasury of the Republic for the purchase of products that are friendlier towards the environment and public health, thus promoting the policy of the government for green public contracts.
 
As a result of the incentives introduced in the competition, the Treasury of the Republic has entered into a framework agreement for the purchase, for the first time, of 100% recycled paper. This paper is certified by international organisations with the EU Eco-Label, Blue Angel, and Cradle to Cradle certifications.
 
Furthermore, savings of 3% have been achieved with the price agreed on compared to previous tenders for recycled paper.
 
All buyers in the public sector can now purchase this paper and enjoy the benefits.


 
** The report is in the context of the project Rethink: Reduce- Reuse – Recycle which is funded by the EU programme LIFE+ (project code: LIFE13 INF/CY/000910) of the EU. Coordinating Beneficiary: CyBC. Partners: Green Dot Cyprus, Department of Environment, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, CNA, Fost Plus Belgium **
 
CNA-PIO/RG/GV/2017
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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