Date Established: 12/3/2008
Date Last Updated: 9/1/2014
Vice President for Finance and Administration
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The University at Buffalo requires all copy paper, janitorial paper, and other paper supplies to be composed of 100% post-consumer recycled content to the maximum extent possible.
The University at Buffalo (UB, university) requires the use of 100% post-consumer, recycled content, process chlorine-free paper for all of its paper needs including copy paper, university documents and publications, janitorial paper, and other paper supplies, unless recycled paper is unavailable.
When paper with 100% post-consumer recycled content is not available or does not meet required form, function, or utility, or the cost of the product is not competitive, paper procurements shall use post-consumer recycled content to the extent practicable. Non-recycled content shall be derived from sustainably-managed renewable resources to the extent practicable.
The university is committed to responsible stewardship of natural resources and strives to:
On April 24, 2008, Governor Paterson issued Executive Order #4 that states in part, that commencing no later than July 1, 2008:
This policy applies to all university entities and employees.
The measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide emissions.
Fuels or hydrocarbons found within the top layer of the Earth’s crust. Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources because they take millions of years to form, and reserves are being depleted much faster than new ones are being formed.
Process Chlorine-Free Paper
Paper that is not bleached with chlorine or chlorine derivatives, avoiding dioxin pollution and other negative environmental impacts.
Sustainably-Managed Renewable Resource
A natural resource qualifies as a renewable resource if it is replenished by natural processes at a rate comparable or faster than its rate of consumption by humans or other users. Some natural renewable resources such as geothermal, fresh water, timber, and biomass must be carefully managed to avoid exceeding the environment's capacity to replenish them. Sustainable management of these resources meets the needs of the present without compromising the social, economic, and ecological needs of future generations.
224 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Office of Sustainability
230 Winspear Avenue
Buffalo, New York
|September 2014||Updated Procedures and Contact Information.|
|May 2011||Updated the recycled paper supplier name and contact information.|