Ipswich Borough Council plants trees after reducing paper footprint of its council tax bills

After almost 6,000 residents signed up for paperless billing, the local authority planted 60 trees in four parks

Ipswich Borough Council has planted trees following a paperless billing campaign.

A few months ago, the local authority pledged to plant trees in public spaces across Ipswich as a way to encourage residents to opt for online council tax bills.

Since the campaign launched more than 6,000 residents have signed up for paperless billing. As a result, 60 trees were planted across four parks.

The initiative aims to support the council’s pledge to be carbon-neutral by 2030.

Councillor Sophie Meudec, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: This initiative was a way for all of our residents to reduce their paper footprint and improve their local communities.

“The benefits of planting trees and their impact on our wellbeing and the environment are well known and this initiative is just one of many that support our ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2030.”

 

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