Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 1.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
"---" 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?:

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

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
in 2010, UWO made the switch to 100% recycled content office paper at all locations on campus. Academic computing (printers) and Document Services (copiers) evaluated the paper and approved the change. Previously, the university was purchasing 30% recycled paper. In order to make the change, there was a price increase of only 5%. UWO now purchases Boise Aspen 100% Recycled Paper. It features: 100% post-consumer content, offers the same characteristics and brightness as a non-recycled sheet, made without the use of chlorine or chlorine compounds (PCF), laser guaranteed, acid-free, 92 bright, 20 lb., and FSC Chain of Custody certified.

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

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 54,588 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) 735,611 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
790,199 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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