Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Kalen Pilkington
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
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STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.46 / 1.00 Kalen Pilkington
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Total expenditures on office paper :
65,979 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 994.29 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 1,785 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 1,785 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 1,785 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 26,862.29 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:
40.71

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

The figures reported above are based on expenditures with MacEwan's main office paper supplier Grand&Toy over a 12-month period (May 2017-April 2018).


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These figures are based on office paper expenditures and were provided by the university's preferred supplier Grand&Toy.
Depending on eco-attributes and labels, product categories at Grand & Toy range from "Not Green" over "Light" and "Mid" to "Dark Green". Features of each paper grade were harmonized with STARS criteria. "Mid Green" is a fairly broad category, as 30% to 89% of the materials consist of postconsumer recycled content and/or are GreenSeal/EcoLogo/Blue-Angel certified. Since this category spans the breadth of three STARS criteria outlined above (30-49 percent post-consumer recycled, 50-69 percent post-consumer recycled, 70-89 percent post-consumer recycled), the expenditures on "Mid Green" office paper were equally divided between the three areas.

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