Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Massachusetts Lowell
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Michael Vayda
Provost & Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Office of the Provost
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:
No

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
UMass Lowell does not have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards. UMass Lowell does have stated preferences in certain areas. For example, the Data Center uses 30% post-consumer recycled paper, but there is no global mandate for institution-wide purchasing. Office Max is UMass Lowell's current paper supplier, which is new within the last year. It was felt that developing and implementing an institution-wide state preference would be relatively easy to do and would be a matter of bundling policies that already exist.

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

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
No

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 ---
30-49 percent ---
50-69 percent ---
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) ---
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) ---

Total expenditures on office paper :
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The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
UMass Lowell does purchase recyclable paper, but they do not have expenditures broken out by that category.

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