Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Ball State University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Matt Stephenson
Senior Director of Business Services for Purchasing, Printing, and Contracts
Business and Auxiliary Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

The Council on the Environment (COTE) adopted on November 4, 2002 a "30% Recycled Paper Resolution" which recommended that the university central stores phase out and eliminate the purchase of printer and copier paper with 0% post-consumer recycled content and switch to 30% post-consumer recycled content paper. COTE estimated that switching to a 30% PCC paper would save over 3000 trees, 800 million BTUs of energy, and 100,000 pounds of CO2 equivalent GHG emissions in the atmosphere.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
20.70 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
42,728.22 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
279.25 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
9,486.82 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
236,572.11 US/Canadian $

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