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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Beloit College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 1.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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:

Beloit College has committed to purchase office paper that has a minimum of 30% recycled content.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

In 2014, Beloit College centralized its purchasing for copy paper. Throug this mechanism, the college can guarantee that all purchases for 8.5 x 11 sized paper meet the recycled content threshold of 30%.


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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 11,639.20 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
11,639.20 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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Beloit College has centralized purchasing for 8.5 x 11 sized office paper, but other oversized papers, such as tabloid and legal sized are not purchased centrally due to the assumption that these are minimally purchased. Therefore, we did not try to track the purchases of oversized paper sizes as it would be an unwise investment of time and energy.

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