Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.67
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Oct. 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boston University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.16 / 1.00 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
228,555.21 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 5,515.14 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 64,870 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 3,160.41 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 6,622 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

FY19 July 1st 2018 to June 30th 2019


Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This represents FY2019 metrics.

Boston University works with our Paper Supplier to do a swap to recycled/post consumer paper. This swap does also include the option for less inexpensive non-recycled content.

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