Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.83
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Jan. 9, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Western Kentucky University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.52 / 1.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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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?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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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)?:
Yes

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 :
160,210.32 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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Data from report generated by Office Depot. Numbers do not include paper purchased through print services, or paper used in offset print jobs.

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