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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.

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Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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California State University, Channel Islands
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ilene Mehrez
Interim Manager , Procurement
Division of Business & Financial Affairs
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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 CSU Buy Recycle Handbook was produced to assist the CSU campuses and administrative offices with the requirements for purchasing recycled-content products. It contains "desk instructions" to assist the campus Buy Recycle Coordinators with performing their Buy Recycle duties. The handbook contains procedural guidelines as well as policy requirements. Policy requirements are also contained in the procurement policy manual and in the event of an inconsistency; campuses should follow the policy manual. Procedural guidelines are provided to campuses for use as a model only and may be modified to be consistent with campus procedures and requirements.


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

California State University Channel Islands (CI) follows The State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC), which encourages campuses to comply with the Buy Recycle Campaign requirements by developing procedures that ensure the purchase of goods that contain recycle content or that may be recycled or reused when discarded.


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 21,603.23 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 :
34,947.68 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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