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CO2 Paper Calculator

By: South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Possible financial savings

Not yet known

The Trust has been reducing its paper consumption but we were unable to quantify any CO2 savings made in doing this or for future paper purchases – with this in mind we developed a tool which calculates the CO2 emitted based on the different variables in paper production. The user has to enter the weight and quantity of the paper they require, as an example they could chose 150,000 sheets of paper that weighs 120gsm. The calculator would then give them the resulting weight of CO2 emissions created in its production. The calculator also gives the user the CO2 data for different sizes and types of paper. The CO2 paper calculator has been publicised by the NHS Sustainable Development Unit. 


Across the Trust operational area of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and North East Hampshire

To reduce the CO2 produced from our use of paper

Damien Cominos, Trust Climate Change Advisor, Damien.Cominos@secamb.nhs.uk