Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.30
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date March 19, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 2.00 Tom Kaloupek
Director of Materials Management
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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 :

The university has a cost-per-copy program in place that provides 735 machines to campus departments. This program exclusively uses 30% PCW copy paper and totals 1.57 Million sheets per month. Further, this program exclusively provides recycled toner cartridges, imaging units, fusers, rollers and transfer belts.

We make frequent efforts to publicize the university policy and to encourage higher levels of compliance. Finally, our contract office product suppliers hold at least one “sale” event each year to encourage people to try recycled copy paper.

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 :
105,928 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
250,993 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
14,331 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 :
7,733 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
460,273 US/Canadian $

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