Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Tufts University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 2.00 Diane Devlin
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
118,552.83 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
1,516.14 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
13,244.77 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
191,272.21 US/Canadian $

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