|Overall Rating||Reporter - expired|
|Submission Date||Nov. 10, 2016|
Stony Brook University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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:
Beginning on July 1, 2008, all state agency and authority publications have been required to be printed on 100% post-consumer recycled content paper. When paper with 100% post-consumer recycled content is not available, or does not meet required form, function and utility, paper procurement uses post-consumer recycled content to the extent practicable. Non-recycled content is derived from a sustainably-managed renewable resource to the extent practicable, unless the cost of the product is not competitive.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
Stony Brook has modified its procurement policy to allow the purchase of only 8.5x11, 8.5x14 and 11x17 paper that contains some portion of post-consumer recycled content paper. This was instituted last spring 2013 and will continue to be modified until the university only purchases post-consumer recycled content paper products.
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||33,672.18 US/Canadian $|
|30-49 percent||0 US/Canadian $|
|50-69 percent||357,230.65 US/Canadian $|
|70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label)||312,013.70 US/Canadian $|
|90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label)||932.04 US/Canadian $|
Total expenditures on office paper :
The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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