Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Western Washington University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.43 / 2.00 John Zuzarte
Program Manager
Central Stores WWU
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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 :

In 2009 The Washington State Legislature passed a House Bill requiring each state agency to:

-develop and implement a paper conservation program to reduce use of printing and copy paper by at least 30 percent of the current use.

-develop and implement a paper recycling program with the goal of recycling 100 percent of all copy and print-paper in all buildings with 25 employees or more.

-use 100 percent recycled-content white cut sheet bond paper. Copy paper for use by departments, computer labs and the copy centers is centrally purchased and distributed by Central Stores. Purchasing is first and foremost based on the OFM guidelines and secondly from state approved or university approved and contracted vendors.

-OFM has established contract # 09205 with Office Depot for the supply of copy paper to state agencies.
(Info taken from Paper Conservation Act of 2009.)

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 :
66,095 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 :
39,077 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
105,172 US/Canadian $

“All departments and auxiliaries are buying their paper through Central Stores and therefore complying with the OFM requirements. There is extra work for the auxiliaries to seek other sources for paper and get a good price for the smaller quantities and so there has not been an issue enforcing the requirements. “

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