Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.12 / 2.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:
Yes

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 :

All materials used for printing and copying are composed of 10%-100% post-consumer waste. The Admission Viewbook family of publications has been printed on 100% recycled paper since 2005. Purchasing decisions are reviewed each year to try and further PLU’s use of sustainable materials balanced with cost and compatibility of new products and technologies. Finally, PLU only purchases paper from vendors that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international non-profit organization that supports "environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests."


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

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
2,572.07 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
61,318.77 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

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

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
3,783.11 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
70,000 US/Canadian $

The URL to the environmental practices of University Communications can be found on their homepage under the title Environmentally Responsible.

Contact: Debbie Jenkins jenkindj@plu.edu

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