Information presented is for the University side. Associated
Students does not have one general procurement department, each office
is in charge of their own purchasing. At this time there was not
sufficient time to analyze each AS. Department regarding procurement practices.
119) How many reams or tons of high-grade writing paper and copy
paper does your campus purchase annually?
The University currently does not keep a volume count of paper purchases.
120) What is the associated cost?
During the 98/99 fiscal year, $184,243 was spent on printing and writing
paper, which includes copy paper and xerographic papers of all colors,
watermarked and cotton fiber papers, high speed copier paper, offset paper,
forms bond, computer printout paper, file folders, ruled paper etc.
Of the above amount, $36.063.20 was spent on recycled content products.
$300,986 was spent on other paper products such as sticky notes, janitorial
supplies, towels, tissue, packing material, etc. Of that amount,
$51,010.51 was spent on recycled content products.
121) Does the campus, one or more departments, or student association
have a policy of preferentially buying products-such as paper products,
building materials, oil, tires-made from recycled materials instead of
There is currently not a campus policy in force regarding preferentially
buying products and materials made of recycled materials. However
the University makes every effort to comply with the State mandated Recycle
Content Report (RCP) procurement goals which are: Fine printing and writing
paper-25%, Paper products-50%, Glass and lubricants-50%, Tires and tire-drived-50%,
Steel, Paint, and Solvents-50%, Compost and Plastic-50%. During the
98/99 fiscal years, the cost for all these types of product purchases was
$646,438.81. Out of that amount, $163,623.89 was spent on recycled
122) Please specify the material and the quantity of the purchase.
What is the cost difference between these products and their virgin equivalents?
The only recycled content product that is currently recorded as far
as quantity goes is lubricating oils. During the 1998-1999 fiscal
year, there were 735 gallons of lubricating oils purchased. 358 of
those gallons contained recycled content. The cost for the recycled
content lubricating oils was $950.72. There have been no cost analysis
studies done at this time comparing the cost difference between recycled
products and virgin material products.
123) Do campus food services use primarily disposable plastic and
paper products, washable dishes, or a combination of both?
The food services on campus use primarily disposable products.
There is a plan to move to reusable plastic baskets with liners in hopes
to reduce waste. There is no plan to completely move to washable
dishes due to cost, theft, and unplanned loss (e.g. being thrown away accidentally).
Campus food services have replaced individual packets with cream and condiment
124) Are there any tropical hardwoods used in the construction of
new buildings or other campus fixtures, such as landscape trellises?
125) Does your school purchase any tropical hardwood furniture?
126) What kind of wood is used and where does it come from?
127) What programs and policies have been established on your campus
to promote the use of ecologically sound products (organic produce, compact
fluorescent light bulbs, and non-toxic cleaning solutions. Etc.)?
There are several programs and policies on campus that promote the
use of ecologically sound products. Some examples include the use
of safer solvents, water based paints, and water based carpet adhesives.
The Housing and Custodial Departments have switched to cleaning products
that are biodegradable and safer. The University is currently switching
to a liquid biodegradable soap in all campus bathrooms. The University
has had an Integrated Pest Management program in place since 1997.
There is also a Campus Conservation Committee on campus comprised of faculty,
staff, and students. This committee often focuses on using more ecologically
sound products and practices on campus.