Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.74 / 1.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

Starting on March 1, 2013 the University began using 100% recycled as our recycled paper option. Staples eliminated the 30% recycled option from our catalog.This transition enhances the University’s commitment to sustainability with no additional costs.
A directive was sent out in 2010 from the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance stressing the importance of using recycled paper in all offices.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

An email was sent out to all faculty and staff regarding the transition to 100% recycled paper. The vendor, Staples automatically switched all previous orders of 30% to 100% recycled at no extra cost to the university.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 18,986 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 28,289 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
55,234 US/Canadian $

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

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