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McMullan calls for reduction in Assembly paper use

27 October, 2016 - by Oliver McMullan

Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has welcomed efforts to make the Assembly more environmentally friendly but said more can be done. 

Mr McMullan said; 

"I asked the Assembly Commission to detail the various energy saving schemes currently in use in Stormont. 

"In response I have been told that electricity usage and gas usage has been reduced, recycling rates have increased considerably and paper consumption is also down. 

"While these improvements are welcome in terms of making the Assembly more environmentally friendly, I found it ironic that the response to my question was sent to me on paper in an envelope. 

"Surely it would make more sense to issue responses electronically via email in order to further reduce paper consumption. 

"I will be contacting the Assembly Commission by email to suggest this in order to keep reducing our carbon footprint." Ends/Críoch

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