Ronset rolls up to SAMS with paper donation

A Blackburn printing firm has found a new way to recycle its scrap paper and roll ends, and is looking forward to seeing the innovative ways the local community reuses them.

Wide format and digital printer, Ronset has donated surplus point of sale posters and rolls of paper to the Scrap Art Materials Store (SAMS) in Blackburn after learning about how the goods stored in their superstore are used by community groups and private organisations across Lancashire.

Joanne Mason, SAMS supervisor, said: “Ronset’s paper donation – and promise of more in the future – is a fantastic addition to our Aladdin’s Cave of recycled goods and one which we are sure won’t hang around for long.

“We receive donations of a huge assortment of recycled goods from fabrics and ribbon to cardboard and zips and allow organisations and individuals to buy these items for a small fee for their creative projects once a membership has been paid. Schools from across the county visit us as well as community groups like youth clubs, Scouts and Brownies, so this donation from Ronset will probably be used in a wide range of art projects by these groups.

“We wouldn’t be able to offer our services without the support of local businesses but through what we do, we are also helping these businesses be more environmentally aware and cut down on their carbon footprint.” Chris Durham, commercial manager at Ronset, said: “I was amazed when we visited SAMS at the amount of stock they have in their superstore and the number of groups who benefit from the goods in their store. By donating some of our surplus printed goods and roll ends to SAMS, we are cutting down on the amount of waste we need to get recycled, finding a home for products we can’t recycle which would otherwise end up in landfill and providing some creative inspiration to a range of community groups.”