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Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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Stony Brook University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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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 :
712,352.37 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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