Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.78
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date April 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.63 / 2.00 Shahrzad Asgari
Graduate Student
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
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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 :

Cal Poly Pomona participates in the California State University Buy Recycled Products campaign, which encourages staff to maximize the purchase of goods containing recycled content or to purchase items that can be recycled/reused when discarded. The CSU Buy Recycled Products campaign was developed to help campuses comply with state laws requiring procurement of recycled content products. The following items are subject to this requirement: Antifreeze, compost, glass products, lubricating oils, paint, paper, fine printing, writing, paper products, plastics, solvents, steel, tires, and tire-derived products. Adhered to purchase guidelines are provided below:

1. Purchase Recycled Content Products (RCP) instead of non-Recycled Content Products (RCP) if fitness and quality are equal and the RCP is available at no more than the total cost of the non-RCP. However, campus procurement officers shall allow a price preference for recycled paper and tire derived products.
2. Require all contractors to certify the recycled content of all RCP purchased. For all products, contractors shall be required to certify in writing the minimum percentage, if not the exact percentage, of post-consumer material in the materials, goods, (or supplies) provided or used. This certification shall be furnished under penalty of perjury.
3. Attain the RCP procurement mandates. Campus procurement offices shall strive to meet or exceed the legislative goals and timetables prescribed by the California legislature for the acquisition of recycled products.
4. Submit Buy Recycle procurement reports annually. Campus shall submit to the Office of the Chancellor Buy Recycled reports in accordance with due dates specified at: http://www.calstate.edu/CSP/reports.shtml
5. Establish purchasing practices that ensure the purchase of materials, goods, and supplies that may be recycled or reused when discarded.
Handbook: http://www.calstate.edu/Csp/recycle/handbook.doc

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 :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
42,985 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 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 :
0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
192,914 US/Canadian $

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