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Is Leaflet Advertising Eco Friendly?

Does leaflet distribution contribute to a throw-away culture or is it a part of a more complex system that has many positive impacts?

Due to the amount of paper being used in the production of leaflets, do my leaflets have a negative impact on the environment?

All of these are legitimate questions that we will try to answer on this page.

The Private Postman are partners in the Love Paper campaign

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The paper industry promotes  sustainable forest management

European forests supply the absolute majority of the area’s wood fibre.
As a result, the paper industry needs to promote sustainable forest management.

Between 2005-2020 European forests grew by an area the size of 1500 football pitches per day.



Forests help us and the environment

Forests do not provide us only with recreation.
They also help with controlling floods, droughts and soil erosion.

Forests are a home to a large number of species and help protect biodiversity and our water sources.
Managed forests make a real contribution in all of these areas.


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Paper is heavily recycled

In 2020 the recycling rate of paper in Europe (74%) almost reached its practical maximum (78%).

Paper in Europe is recycled on average 3.5 times a year.


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The Private Postman uses very few vehicles

At The Private Postman we operate a system that allows our distributors to work in their local area wherever possible.
On top of this, if our Private Postmen need to move to a different area of London, they do so on their own and independently. 

As such we don’t need to use vehicles for each delivery.
In fact we use 90% fewer vehicles and trips compared to most of our competition.

This way we are making sure that we’re not making traffic and air quality in London worse. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes we do. It’s 5,000 leaflets per postcode. If you have less than 5,000, you will be charged for 5,000 anyway – it’s the minimum job rate. We can print 5,000 leaflets from around £90.