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Liaison Amy Spark
Submission Date April 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Bow Valley College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

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Total expenditures on office paper :
1,713.63 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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 0 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 1,713.63 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on office paper that is 90-100 percent post-consumer recycled and/or agricultural residue content and/or FSC Recycled label:

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

This represents a monthly order of paper for the college.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The paper we use is certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), rather than Forest Stewardship Council. According to a 2010 report by Dovetail, "It is
increasingly difficult to differentiate between certification systems in North America.” (p.14).

Reference: Dovetail Partners Inc. 2010. Forest Certification: A Status Report. [online] [Accessed 25 January 2018]. Available from http://www.dovetailinc.org/report_pdfs/2010/dovetailcertreport0310b.pdf

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