|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 9, 2015|
Western Kentucky University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
|0.52 / 1.00||
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:
The commonwealth of Kentucky requires state supported institutions to purchase 30% minimum recycled paper, so all paper purchased for use at WKU is 30% recycled content at minimum. Various departments or offices take this further by purchasing higher recycled content.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
Paper purchases are made through the purchasing department, with 30% recycled content as default.
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||151.03 US/Canadian $|
|30-49 percent||140,547.43 US/Canadian $|
|50-69 percent||151.41 US/Canadian $|
|70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label)||0 US/Canadian $|
|90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label)||440.55 US/Canadian $|
Total expenditures on office paper :
The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
Data from report generated by Office Depot. Numbers do not include paper purchased through print services, or paper used in offset print jobs.