The University of Vechta is also one of the most recycled paper-friendly universities in Germany this year. It consistently uses Blue Angel paper. In the 2020 paper atlas university competition of the Initiative Pro Recyclingpapier (IPR).
The paper atlas has been showing the paper consumption and recycling paper quotas of German universities for five years. Partners are the Federal Environment Ministry, the Federal Environment Agency and the German University Association. This year 43 universities took part in the competition. On average, they already use more than 75 percent paper with the Blue Angel, setting a new record.
By using recycled paper, the University of Vechta makes an important contribution to protecting the climate and resources: Compared to fresh fiber paper, the production saves at least 60 percent water and energy and causes significantly fewer CO2 emissions. Last year the University of Vechta was able to save more than 362,000 liters of water and over 74,000 kilowatt hours of energy.
The University of Vechta is a Satellite in the IAU HESD Subcluster on SDG 12.