Tuesday is paper recycling day in my street.

We recently moved house so we left a huge amount of paper on the kerb.

Among the pile were nine supermarket carrier bags* of paper from my home office. I held another couple of bags back because they held sensitive material which needed shredding.

Nine carrier bags is a lot of paper. It certainly weighed a lot.

I’d say it amounts to entire file cabinet drawer. And yet, recycling that pile has barely made any practical difference to the space in my home office.

It is as if, where paper is concerned, this room uses the same technology as Dr Who’s Tardis.

Clearly the whole paperless journalist project needs to move up a gear.

*Around these parts we are asked to put recycled paper in plastic bags.

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