|Submission Date||April 14, 2015|
Raritan Valley Community College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
The Purchasing Department has been instructed by the Director of Purchasing to purchase only 30% post-consumer recycled office paper. RVCC is considering switching to 100% recycled paper.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
Office paper is purchased only through the Purchasing Department. Paper purchasing data is requested by the Sustainability Coordinator at least annually.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
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||26109.60 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 $|
Total expenditures on office paper :
The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
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