|Overall Rating||Reporter - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 4, 2011|
Tier2-8: Recycled Content Napkins
Program Coordinator for Student Civic Engagement
Department of Student & Campus Life
Does the institution use recycled content napkins in its dining service operations?:
A brief description of the purchasing behavior:
XPressnap dispensers are another solution to reducing energy and waste. They save 30% in paper over traditional napkin dispensing mechanisms. The great thing about these dispensers is that they help the environment while helping to keep costs down. The napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) less napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.
According to Xpressnap, enough is saved through utilizing recycle napkins to power 600 American homes for an entire year! More than half a million gallons of oil was saved – 38 tanker trucks worth – and 41 tons of pollutants were kept out of the environment. 4,131 cubic yards of paper were diverted from landfill space. This is enough to cover an entire football field with a two and a half foot deep stack of paper.
The website URL where information about the purchasing is available:
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