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National lottery goes green

Camelot, operator of the national lottery, has saved £21,000 in landfill charges by recycling over half of its waste. In its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2006-07 the company recycled 67% of its waste, an increase of 16% on the previous year. Chief Executive Dianne Thompson said: These reports further highlight Camelots commitment to social responsibility, something we will continue to champion over the coming year. They also demonstrate that Camelot is continuing to run every aspect of the lottery in a cost-efficient and responsible manner, putting us in a great position to launch the groundbreaking new plans we have for the start of the next lottery licence in 2009. The company has also improved recycling and sustainability in the production and distribution of its products. All lottery tickets printed at terminals are now printed on recycled paper. In addition, national lottery scratchcards are also now being manufactured using paper from sustainable, managed sources. As a result, 20% of paper used by Camelot is recycled and 60% is from sustainable sources. A Camelot spokesman said: "This is part of Camelots pledge to act in a responsible manner and minimise its impact on the environment. The lottery operator is now aiming to increase its consumption of recycled paper by 5% and reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill by 5% in the next financial year.

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