Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.55
Liaison Amanda Wolf
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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Portland State University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.17 / 2.00 PJ Houser
Office Assistant
Campus Sustainability Office
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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 :

A purchasing policy in the works includes this wording:

PAPER PURCHASING: PSU encourages reduction paper reduction, reuse and recycling practices and encourages the purchase of paper that containing the highest post-consumer recycled content as is economically feasible. It is not mandatory to purchase recycled content paper, but no less than 35% of paper purchases may be from recycled paper products (ORS 279A.155).


At the minimum, there is a state mandate that "No less than 35 percent of state agency procurements of paper products may be from recycled paper products. [2003 c.794 §21]"

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 :
1,696.52 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
78,144.55 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
288.65 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 :
64,711.35 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
215,835 US/Canadian $

How the numbers above are calculated: From the sorted and detailed data for the Copy Paper Report FY2008 (not included in the report for privacy issues), the amount spent per interval is summed.

PSU's FY2008 purchases:
%PCW Amount
0 to 10 $70,993.93
10 to 29 $1,696.52
30 to 49 $78,144.55
50 to 69 $288.65
70 to 89 $0.00
90 to 100 $64,711.35
all intervals $215,835.00

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