Purchases: Recycled Paper

Type

Policy

Category

Finance

Governance Council

Finance Council

Phone

(541) 463-5516

Primary Contact

Greg Holmes, CPA

Contact Email

Responsible Executive Authority

Chief Finance Officer

Purpose

It is College policy that it will purchase and utilize recycled paper products in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules 125-246-0321 through 125-246-0324.

Narrative

Lane Community College will purchase and utilize recycled paper products in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules 125_246_0321 through 125_246_0324.

Paper products include but are not limited to copy paper, envelopes, paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins.

Recycled paper is defined as a paper product with not less than:

  1. Fifty percent of its fiber weight consisting of secondary waste materials; or
  2. Twenty-five percent of its fiber weight consisting of post-consumer waste.

This policy requires the use and purchase of paper products made from recycled materials when such products satisfy applicable specifications, are available in the desired quantity within a reasonable period of time, and are priced competitively in accordance with preferential rules stated in OAR 125-246-0321 through 125_246_0324. This Administrative Rule states that a preference of 5 percent shall be applied for materials and supplies manufactured from Recycled Materials. In addition, Lane Community College will strive to purchase paper with the highest post-consumer content up to and including 100 percent post-consumer recycled content paper when such paper can meet the requirements stated in the above paragraph.

Date Adopted

Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Date Last Reviewed

Tuesday, February 1, 2011