Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Justin MacDonald
Energy Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
200,000 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 12,453 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 181,881 US/Canadian $

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

2019-20 fiscal year (one-year time period)


Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Paper ordering information is provided by Dalhousie Print Centre based on all paper ordered through Staples, which is the university's paper supplier. Each order is reviewed and updated based on SKUs and % PCR according to Staples documentation.

Note: % of Paper purchasing by PCR content is very accurate, however the total dollar expenditure may not be. However, the kg of each % PCR content was used based on the total estimated paper expenditure, which arrives at an accurate % PCR $ weighting. Based on how the scoring is determined in this Category, it is only important that the % weighting is correct, which it is.

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