|Submission Date||Oct. 6, 2014|
|0.26 / 1.00||
The following is an excerpt from "From Purple To Green: Western's Sustainable Procurement Guidelines" (2014):
Encourage colleagues to reduce paper use and consider the following when purchasing paper products.
Preparing to Buy
•Choose products certified by a reputable forest management system such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
•Ensure paper is made with post consumer recycled content.
•Purchase chlorine-free paper.
•Avoid individual wrappers or excessive packaging by purchasing in bulk.
•Check for non-toxic, natural or water based adhesives.
DATA Group offers letter head and memo pads that are FSC certified and made of 10% post-consumer recycled content. Official brown envelopes are FSC certified and made of 100% post-consumer recycled content.
Office Max (Grand & Toy) offers paper that is SFI certified. They have also combined paper and stationery deliveries so Western’s carbon footprint is minimized.
After the Buy
From sticky notes to envelopes, all office-related paper products can be recycled on campus!
Preferences for this purchasing method are expressed in "From Purple To Green: Western's Sustainable Procurement Guidelines" (2014)
Graphic Services at Western use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper in all three print shop operations. Additionally, Graphic Services is helping campus departments reduce paper waste and save trees by creating scrap paper pads out of paper that's only been used on one side.
|Expenditure Per Level|
|10-29 percent||0 US/Canadian $|
|30-49 percent||9,277.94 US/Canadian $|
|50-69 percent||253.59 US/Canadian $|
|70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label)||0 US/Canadian $|
|90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label)||287.60 US/Canadian $|