Czechs consume on average 130 kilograms of paper a year, which is just under the EU average, according to figures released by company Activa. In the past 25 years the amount of paper used in the country has tripled. The biggest consumers are public institutions, where every third document printed out is shredded or recycled within a matter of hours. One reason for this is that reading a text printed on paper is still considered more effective than reading a text from a computer screen, Activa says. The company sells 7,500 tons of paper a year, which amounts to 1.5 trillion sheets.
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