Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Joseph Argiro
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Central Ohio Technical College
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Sue Bidwell
Office Staff Coordinator
Services Center
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:
Yes

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 :

OBJECTIVE
To support the university’s sustainability initiatives by promoting the purchase of eco
friendly paper and forest products.

POLICY
Applies to: Individuals who purchase goods and services on behalf of the university.

I. General Overview
A. University departments are required to purchase and use recycled copy paper with at
least 30% post consumer content.
B. Purchase of recycled paper through the university’s Stores Department is required to
streamline the procurement process, lower costs by aggregating enterprise-wide
purchases, and ensure environmental standards are met.
C. This policy is evaluated each year to identify additional opportunities to increase the
purchase of ecologically friendly paper and forest products.
D. Departments are strongly encouraged to make every effort to eliminate excessive or
unnecessary use of paper. Effective strategies include, but are not limited to:
1. Streamline and reduce paper laden processes.
2. Utilize electronic mail, document imaging and other paperless communications.
3. Encourage double sided copying and printing.
4. Use half sheets of paper for all brief, printed on-campus communications.
5. Target mailings to reduce volume.
6. Employ effective communications to heighten awareness of eco-friendly practices.


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

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

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
45000 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 :
49000 US/Canadian $

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