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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 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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Total expenditures on office paper :
34,801.19 US/Canadian $

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 295.66 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 3,654.50 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) 30,851.03 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on office paper that is 90-100 percent post-consumer recycled and/or agricultural residue content and/or FSC Recycled label:
88.65

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

WA State agencies are required to purchase 100% recycled content print paper. Calendar year 2016. All office paper is bought from the same vendor, and type of paper and amount of recycled content is provided in a ledger.


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