|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 1, 2011|
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing
|0.98 / 2.00||
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 :
Guidelines are incorporated in several sections of the supplier catalog within the Tufts Business to Business market place. Additionally, when a requisitioner orders any paper other than recycled, they receive a message that 30% recycled paper is the university standard and they may buy it at the same price as the non-recycled paper.
The Office of Sustainability has also taken steps to encourage recycled paper use, through the "Tufts Prints Green" Initiative. Successes of this campaign include:
-All office copiers now have 2-sided copies as their default setting.
-The Purchasing Department subsidizes 30% recycled-content copy paper so it is the same price as paper produced without post consumer waste content.
-Publications and Purchasing have found cost-effective recycled stocks for a range of print products from brochures to booklets.
-All Tufts stationary and envelopes ordered through Staples and Printing Services is now 30% post consumer waste and carries the TuftsPrintsGreen word mark to raise awareness of Tufts efforts.
-All university magazines are printed on recycled stock and carry our new TuftsPrintsGreen logo.
For more about the "Tufts Prints Green" initiative, see http://sustainability.tufts.edu/?pid=109&c=48.
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 :