Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

New York University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.39 / 1.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
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Total expenditures on office paper :
532,648.14 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 402,113.14 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 8,635.94 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 250.33 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 56.68 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 121,592.05 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):

The data submitted is from a representative sample. In December 2018, the NYU School of Law transitioned entirely to tree-free paper that is made from agricultural waste products (Tree-Zero). However, since this was not captured in 2018 data (the most recent University-wide data available) - an extrapolation was performed to estimate the Law School's impact on the overall University's paper consumption. To do this, a representative sample of NYU School of Law’s usage from Q1 2019 was taken and extrapolated for the entire year. This consumption was added to the 2018 data and the School of Law’s previous usage of non-Treezero paper in 2018 was subtracted. This data is considered representative because Q1 2019 includes both an academic break and the beginning of the spring semester.

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