Office supplies, copier paper and a printer ink/toner cartridge recycling program are available from Telrose Corporation, Penn’s office products contract supplier in partnership with Office Depot.
A Way to Reduce Costs and Increase Sustainability
Penn Purchasing Services, together with Telrose and Office Depot, are announcing an important new initiative for the University. We are now recommending a minimum order value of $25 for all office supply orders, which will eliminate an estimated 6,000 purchase orders annually.
This simple change supports University’s Climate Action Plan by lowering Penn’s carbon footprint and reducing waste. By eliminating purchase orders for office suppliers under $25, and thereby potentially eliminating over 3,000 packages, the environmental benefits yielded would be a reduction of over 17,000 lbs. of CO2, and eliminating over 8,500 lbs. of packaging waste (cardboard and pillows).
Penn Purchasing Services will be soliciting feedback from departments about this new initiative.
Two preferred contract suppliers in the Penn Marketplace currently offer copier/printer paper with a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content.
Printer Ink & Toner Cartridge Recycling Program
Purchasing Services is partnering with Telrose Corporation and Office Depot to provide easy, convenient and green recycling programs for all of your used ink and toner cartridges.
Rather than shipping the used ink or toner cartridges individually, Telrose Corporation is consolidating shipments for the entire University. Your Telrose Corporation delivery person will pick-up used cartridges from your office, palletize them, and ship them in bulk to the recycler.
It's easy, it's convenient, and it's free. Why wouldn't you RECYCLE? Please direct all questions related to this program to Martin Hull at Telrose.
Telrose Corporation offers a wide range of Rubbermaid recycling containers that are available in the online catalog in the Penn Marketplace.
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