As of July, 2012, Luther College Document Center, Book Shop and all offices and departments shall purchase and use FSC-certified white, 8.5 x 11 inch, 20# copier paper made with at least 50% post-consumer fiber.
Post-consumer content is the paper material that individuals routinely discard, that finds its way to a landfill. Paper with a higher percentage of post-consumer content contains more paper that has been used and recovered through the recycling process, and less raw material from forests.
The purpose of this policy is to assist in achieving Luther’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 50% by 2015, as stated in the five-year strategic plan. It is also a specific goal for Luther to switch to
8.5 x 11 inch, 20# copier paper with at least 50% post-consumer content.
I. Procedures and Guidelines
A. This policy concerns the purchasing and use of white, 8.5 x 11 inch, 20# copier paper only.
C. Greater than 50% post-consumer content 8.5 x 11, 20# inch white copier paper is available upon request.
D. If an office or department decides to purchase 8.5 x 11, inch, 20# white copier paper off-campus, they are required to purchase FSC-certified paper with at least 50% post-consumer content.