The Elephant in the room

By | February 15, 2024

Every quarter in the greater Blue Mountains, the equivalent weight of one 7,000kg African male elephant in visitor information paper products is used and then discarded.

Consider this, just to make 7,000kg of basic newsprint, you’ll need about.

  • 🌲 200 Trees
  • 🌊 4,000,000 Litres of Water
  • 💡 Electricity Consumption: Between 15,000,000 to 25,000,000 kWh

Creating paper means growing and felling trees, massive consumption of energy, and vast water usage. It involves the entire life cycle from planting, farming, transportation, milling, printing, and distribution to hopefully recycling.

We can make a difference!

You can choose sustainable award-winning alternatives like Ask Roz’s range of digital interactive visitor information products, and you will be helping to conserve our resources.

Together, we can secure a greener future, if we choose wisely.


The Elephant in the room

*Numbers are estimates using available environment data