FOR THE first time, in-plant managers are now saying they buy less paper than they bought two years ago. This was just one of the revelations that came to light in our biennial paper buying survey, which pulled in 375 responses.
In 2005, 57 percent still said they bought more paper than they had in 2003, with just 17 percent saying they bought less paper; in 2007 the figures crept closer together, with 49 percent saying they bought more paper and 24 percent saying the opposite. This year, even fewer say they buy more paper than two years ago—just 36 percent compared to 38 percent who buy less paper. It’s a trend that should surprise no one, but still it’s sad to see it finally happen.
To view a PDF of the survey data and learn more about the paper-buying habits of in-plants, click on the link below.