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How to Buy Green Products
Purchasing Services is committed to
green purchasing by encouraging our
preferred contract suppliers to identify products that promote environmental
stewardship in their online product catalog in the
Penn Marketplace. Faculty and staff
are empowered to select environmentally friendly products directly from participating
Penn Marketplace suppliers.
Participating marketplace suppliers currently offering environmentally friendly
services and products in their online product catalog include:
Penn's preferred contract supplier of office and related technology
products has expanded its offering of environmentally friendly office products in
the Penn Marketplace. The Green Book
catalog, a subset of the Office Depot's complete product catalog, features over
3400 environmentally friendly products.
A wide range of Rubbermaid and
Safco Recycling Containers
are now available in the Office Depot online ordering catalog in the
Office Depot® Brand Envirocopy Recycled* Copy Paper #680-017 (green-top box,
8 ½ x 11, 20 lb., 92 Brightness, 30% PCR content) is now available in the
Penn Marketplace for an additional
cost of only $1.93 per case over virgin paper.
Purchasing Services has partnered with
Telrose and Office Depot to
provide easy, convenient and GREEN recycling programs for ALL your used ink and toner
Rather than shipping your used ink or toner cartridges individually, Telrose is
consolidating shipments for the entire University. Your Telrose delivery person will
pick-up used cartridges from your office, palletize them, and ship them in bulk to
If you need a collection box for used ink and toner cartridges, please send an
email request to Telrose Customer Service at
email@example.com and a box will
be delivered to you free of charge.
To request a pick-up of your used cartridges, simply please send an email with
your name, address and suite/office to
It's easy, it's convenient, it's free … why wouldn't you RECYCLE?
Please direct all questions related to this program to
Kathleen Lare at Office Depot.
the University's commitment to sustainability by utilizing a new earth-friendly,
recycled-fiber paper stock for the Penn branded stationery. Penn branded stationery,
available in the Penn Marketplace from
is printed on Mohawk Via 30% PC Bright White, which is made with 30% post-consumer process
chlorine-free waste fiber. The electricity used to manufacture this paper is offset with
100% Green certified wind certificates. This paper is certified by Green Seal.
- The selection of this paper was based in part upon the manufacturer's
environmental performance. For more than thirty years,
Mohawk Fine Papers has been
taking actions to protect the environment. Mohawk's Environmental Management System
incorporates measures which ensure biosphere protection and sustainable use of natural
resources, materials, and energy. In August 2003, this commitment was demonstrated
when Mohawk became the first paper mill - and then the only major US manufacturing
company - to use wind-generated electricity.
- Use Mohawk Fine Papers' Environmental Savings Calculator
to estimate your project's environmental savings by using Mohawk Fine Papers.
- The Greening of the Ivy League - Case Study
Please direct all questions for additional information on sustainable printing
to Aiasha Graham
in Publication Services.
Purchasing Services is always looking to promote new or improved
green products and welcomes
feedback. Please let us know
if you become aware of a new green product that works well, and has a market
here at Penn.