Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 1.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
1,400,759 US/Canadian $

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 651 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 766,033 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 9,001 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 19,499 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

FY 2019

Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

At UIC, there is no centralized database of purchases of products with recycled content. In fact there is no central database of purchases in general. However, we have a central purchasing system called iBuy where most purchases are made and there is preferred vendor pricing. This data was obtained from Office Max data that comes in through I-Buy and represents an increasingly larger portion of total office supply purchases. It also includes the Academic Computing Center which runs the student printers and they purchase 100% recycled content paper.

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