Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
0.15 / 1.00 Allan Chen
Chief Information Officer
Office of Information Technology
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Total expenditures on office paper :
79,917.21 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 29,771 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 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:

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

Paper expenditures are estimated based on paper use for the fiscal year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Used 887, 969 sheets of paper from June 30, 2016 to July, 1, 2017
This number was multiplied by $0.09, the cost to print single-sided B&W page, to obtain a rough estimate of office paper expenditures.
Muhlenberg uses WEPA printers which provide paper to the Muhlenberg community so the printer paper is supplied directly by WEPA which makes the amount of money spent on paper difficult to track directly.
We have switched to using completely non-recycled paper as the WEPA printers become jammed when recycled paper is used. However, the goal of the WEPA printers is to reduce unnecessary printing as students must pay for each page of paper printed using the money supplied by Muhlenberg and then using their own money if they finish the initial balance provided.

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