Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.43
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Nova Scotia Community College
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Kevin Cameron
Manager, Procurement
Financial Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
The NSCC Purchasing Policy states that recycled content is a selection criterion for all purchases. All paper is purchased from a single provider. A condition of the contract with the paper supplier is that all paper have recycled content, wherever possible.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :

Total expenditures on office paper :

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
In Sept - Nov 2013 a pilot study was completed to determine if the main print shop at the IT Campus could switch to 30% recycled content paper. The printing equipment performed well with the new paper, thus going forward all paper will be 30% recycled (unless special situations require different). Currently the Kingstec Campus is running a pilot assessment to determine if the smaller printers and photocopiers perform as well with recycled content paper. If the results are successful, recycled paper will be purchased at all campuses. In future submissions, paper purchases and amount of recycled content shall be tracked.

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