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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Colorado State University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:
Yes

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 :

Office paper is a large consumption item for the university with millions of sheets consumed each year. Prior to instituting a University-wide policy mandating only >30% recycled paper purchasing across campus, the Associated Students of CSU recommended to the President that the university adopt 30% post consumer waste office paper as the standard paper. In an effort to comply with the recommendation, Purchasing studied the use of this paper in several areas on campus and the feedback received found virtually no discernible difference in performance over regular #4 bond paper for the typical application. 30% PCW office paper is available through State of Colorado price agreements as well as the University Bookstore.


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
104,868.90 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
3,259.33 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 :
20,503.47 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
141,013.40 US/Canadian $

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