Environmental Purchasing Report 2012
>17,000 Office Supplies items offered with Recycled Content available
26.6% of all Office Supply Products purchased by UofL Departments had a recycled content
(total 8118 items).
Represents a 16% increase in Number of Items purchased that had a recycled content from 2011.
Represents a 1% decrease in total Percentage Spend in Office Supplies from 2011.
3488 Recycled Toner Cartridges Purchased
- Represents a 15% increase from 2011 purchases
76,700 Reams of Copy Paper (30% Recycled Content)
- Represents a 28% Decrease from 2011 purchases.
*Investigating use of re-usable totes for product deliveries vs. cardboard boxes.
UofL Stores Department
Paper Products (Towels, Tissue, Envelopes, etc.) carry a Recycle Content from 30 to 50 Percent.
Carpet from J&J and Mohawk meets Carpet and Rug Institute Indoor Air Quality Program and contains
a Recycled Content.
Cleaning Chemicals and Products are Green Seal Certified.
Paint Products are Green Seal Certified Product.
Other products with a recycled content: Trash Can Liners, Trash Cans, Microfiber Mop Heads,
Brooms, Buffing Pads.
All paper used (1560 cartons) in University IT Print Shop has a minimum 30% Recycled Content.
A 4% decrease from 2011.
All University outside contracted Print vendors are required to use a minimum 30% Recycled Content
in their products.
399,778 Pounds of Office Waste Paper Products were shredded through the Shred-It contract.
This represents 1998 Trees saved.
- Represents a 10% increase in shredding from 2011.
3374 Toner Cartridges recycled through Clover Technologies
- Represents a 19% increase from 2011.
- 93% of all Cartridges purchased in 2011 were recycled based upon Total Cartridges purchased in 2011.
51,387 Pounds of Electronic Equipment Recycled through GES
- Represents a 35% decrease from 2011.
1,683,344 Pounds Recycled through Single Stream Recycling Program.
New Construction and Major Renovation Projects are designed for LEED Certification.
Construction Firms required to recycle construction waste.
- All Materials for Turf Replacement at PJCS and Patterson Baseball Stadium will be recycled or re-used.
Purchases of Computer Equipment and Appliances arerequired to be Energy Star Compliant.
Dorm Cleaning Firms required to use Green Seal Certified Product.
All materials (Dorm Furniture and convector units) removed from dorms during Mold Remediation
were recycled or given to Habitat for Humanity.
Partnership for a Green City