Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of West Georgia
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.29 / 1.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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Total expenditures on office paper :
253,970 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 160,028 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 1,759.68 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 12.62 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 40,007 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on office paper that is 90-100 percent post-consumer recycled and/or agricultural residue content and/or FSC Recycled label:
15.75

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

This is all from 2017


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Office paper is bought through a contract with Staples - about a quarter of all paper purchases. In these purchases mostly virgin paper is used. Our in house Pub & Print uses 10%-15% post-consumer recycled content certified by Sustainable Forestry Commission (SFC) paper for about 80% of its paper. About 20% of Pub and Print paper used is 90-100% recycled.

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