Newspapers Recycling Scheme Makes Horse Sense
it comes to recycling its stocks of unwanted newspapers, Historic
Newspapers is in a one-horse race. The UK's largest archived newspaper
business is racing ahead with its latest environment scheme, producing
bedding material for horses and other animals. The company has discovered
that newspapers make ideal bedding for all types of animal. It currently
produces 150 tonnes of material each year which is enough to supply
bedding for over 2,000* horses.
Newspapers, based in, Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway already supplies
this unique bedding material to a variety of horse owners and farmers
in the area. It is fresh and clean and contains no bugs or germs.
As an added bonus, the used bedding material can then be recycled
a second time as it breaks down easily in soil - making a useful
Druce, owner of Historic Newspapers is delighted to have found a
use for its unwanted newspapers: "We are keen to do our bit
to protect the environment and avoid using landfill. We do have
a regular quantity of newspapers which we no longer require, usually
recent newspapers which we have in very large quantities. We've
discovered that shredded newspaper is one of the best bedding materials
for horses and farm animals. It is very hygienic and comfortable
and also inexpensive."
also keen to get the recycling message out, particularly to schools
and work with them to encourage youngsters and other organisations
in the community, such as churches, to give us their unwanted newspapers.
By recycling our newspapers we are not only helping the environment
and encouraging others to do so but providing a useful and practical
solution for animal bedding."
Clark, owner of training and livery yard, Valleyfield Equestrian
in Kirkcudbrightshire and one of Historic Newspapers' biggest customers
of shredded newspapers for horse bedding said: "It is the only
bedding I use as it is economical and more importantly creates a
dust-free environment. This is particularly important, especially
for any horses with respiratory problems. All our stables have rubber
matting on the floor and the combination works very well. The other
advantage is that the horses don't eat the paper.
bedding is also very environmentally friendly and when we muck out
the stables we pass the used bedding on to a local worm factory
which uses it to produce worms for composting. Apparently worms
love to eat it and next to nothing is left over. It's good to have
a product that has such green credentials. We also reuse the bags
we receive the bedding in, so there is absolutely no waste."
Newspapers which has now shredded approximately 600 tonnes of shredded
newspaper in the last four years is keen to expand this area of
Newspapers produces authentic editions of newspapers dating back
to 1800 to the UK and international consumer and corporate gift
market as well as back issues for the business community. The company
offers these memorable gifts in a variety of gift-wrapped packages,
including its latest addition, a traditional, individually bound,
gold embossed book, personalised with the recipient's name and special
date as well as the newspaper's title.
more information on Historic Newspapers visit www.historic-newspapers.co.uk
or call freephone 0800 906 609.
figure is based on horses which are only turned out for a few hours