Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.54 / 1.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total expenditures on office paper :
108,079.45 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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 82,023.20 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) 26,056.25 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:

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

Purchases are from a 1-year time frame (FY18). Copy machine paper is either 30% post-consumer recycled content or FSC 100% Label paper.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

UWM purchased roughly $108,000 on office paper products in Fiscal Year 2018 primarily through UWM Print & Copy Services. This is a large reduction since UWM's last AASHE STARS report in FY15 (over 40% less). Roughly 50% of all paper purchases is office paper distributed to copy machines on campus. Copy machine paper is either 30% post-consumer recycled content or FSC 100% Label paper in those departments that have participated in the Green Office Certification (39 departments). For Printing paper (not counted in FY18), almost all is FSC Mix (this is used for all offset printing -- flyers, brochures, booklets, postcards, etc.)

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.