Royal Mail aims to cut rubber-band waste

London – Every year, Royal Mail plc uses around 338 tonnes of rubber bands to keep bundles of mail together, the recently privatised company said in its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2016–17.

But environmental concerns have prompted the UK postal service to launch a campaign to get employees to re-use its elastic bands, which have long littered pavements and pathways across the country.

Royal Mail2 600While employees are regularly reminded to reuse rubber bands, the company admitted that the…

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