Western Washington University Green Purchasing Policy

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Type: Policy

Status: Adopted

Source File: http://www.wwu.edu/sustain/initiatives/purchasing/


Central Stores is committed to procuring recycled commodities for WWU. Approximately 90% of Central Store’s inventory contains recycled material. Copy, printer and janitorial papers contain between 30-100% post consumer waste. Very shortly all the janitorial cleaning products will be Green-Seal approved and LEED certified. Central Stores also stocks and encourages the use of quality, recycled printer cartridges. All used cartridges are collected and returned to cartridge suppliers to be recycled. Office Depot, Central Stores' office supplies vendor, encourages and emphasizes the purchase and use of recycled products by offering WWU competitive pricing on recycled goods. Besides products, Central Stores is also working towards consolidating delivery services to end-users and centralizing vendor deliveries to campus in an effort to reduce traffic and increase pedestrian safety at WWU.