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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 Gold
Overall Score 67.88
Liaison Mary Easterling
Submission Date Sept. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Pennsylvania State University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.48 / 1.00 Mary Easterling
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Sustainability Institute
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Total expenditures on office paper :
744,547.15 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 592.42 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 160,207.05 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 240,532.08 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 145,586.50 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:
19.55

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

calendar year 2016


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.