Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.10 / 2.00 Richard Cernohous
Central Stores & Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
• System and State follow EPA Paper Products Recovered Materials Guidelines: http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/recycle/rman.asp • System and State follow the Recycling Procurement Program Regulations: http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/recycle/pim3.asp “Exceptions to the “buy recycled only” policy must be documented by each agency and are to be retained in agency files for 3 years. Contract vendors will report exceptions to Bureau contract administrators for all statewide contract purchasing; and agencies will record exceptions encountered in non-contract purchasing. Due to the much greater availability of high quality recycled paper meeting the federal standards, exceptions are expected to be rare for most agencies. (Remember that current law does not recognize higher cost as an acceptable rationale for not buying recycled paper.) Exceptions should be documented and filed as they happen, unless other arrangements need to be made for vendors and high-volume purchasers.”

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

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
68,450 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
68,450 US/Canadian $

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
All paper purchased is a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content per state guidelines. Approximately 1850 cases are purchased annually between central stores and Fast Copy. Costs vary over time and from central stores to Fast Copy. However, an average of $37.00 per case yields results with confidence, especially considering 100% of the paper purchases are 30% recycled content.

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