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Is Leaflet Advertising Eco Friendly?

Does leaflet distribution contribute to a throw-away culture or is it a part of a more complex system that has many positive impacts?

Due to the amount of paper being used in the production of leaflets, do my leaflets have a negative impact on the environment?

All of these are legitimate questions that we will try to answer on this page.

The Private Postman are partners in the Love Paper campaign

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The paper industry promotes  sustainable forest management

European forests supply the absolute majority of the area’s wood fibre.
As a result, the paper industry needs to promote sustainable forest management.

Between 2005-2020 European forests grew by an area the size of 1500 football pitches per day.

(https://lovepaper.org/fact-file/paper-loves-trees/)

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Forests help us and the environment

Forests do not provide us only with recreation.
They also help with controlling floods, droughts and soil erosion.

Forests are a home to a large number of species and help protect biodiversity and our water sources.
Managed forests make a real contribution in all of these areas.

(https://lovepaper.org/fact-file/paper-loves-trees/)

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Paper is heavily recycled

In 2020 the recycling rate of paper in Europe (74%) almost reached its practical maximum (78%).

Paper in Europe is recycled on average 3.5 times a year.

(https://lovepaper.org/fact-file/paper-loves-trees/)

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The Private Postman uses very few vehicles

At The Private Postman we operate a system that allows our distributors to work in their local area wherever possible.
On top of this, if our Private Postmen need to move to a different area of London, they do so on their own and independently. 

As such we don’t need to use vehicles for each delivery.
In fact we use 90% fewer vehicles and trips compared to most of our competition.

This way we are making sure that we’re not making traffic and air quality in London worse. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes we do. It’s 5,000 leaflets per postcode. If you have less than 5,000, you will be charged for 5,000 anyway – it’s the minimum job rate. We can print 5,000 leaflets from around £90.