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 printers, Ronset have 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


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.”