|Submission Date||Feb. 15, 2012|
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing
Coordinator of Stewardship & Sustainability
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 :
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 :
Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
Total expenditures on office paper :
This answer is based on reasonable estimations. Data on the quantity and weights of paper purchased during one year was available, but not the cost of each type. However, we were able to determine the total expenditures on office paper for the year. It was determined what percentage of the paper fell within each of the recycled content categories based on weight. The estimation came when these percentages were multiplied against the total expenditure to get the expenditures for each category. This is a conservative assumption because the paper with higher recycled content is usually more expensive, therefor a comparison based on weight will tend to underestimate the expenditures on paper with high recycled content.
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