Paper

FY 2010 Usage: 9,155 lbs (6315 lbs of 30% recycled paper and 2840 lbs of 75% recycled paper)
% of Emissions (eCO2): 0%
Source: VIMS Purchasing Agents

Data was only able to be collected for fiscal year 2010, and not any years previous, due to records not being kept longer than about a year. There were also some estimates given by those who were contacted, as some records on paper purchasing are not kept at all. Each ream of paper was estimated at being 5 lbs in order to make calculations easy and free of decimals. The actual weight of each ream as computed using statistics from paper packaging is 4.987 lbs.

Each contact person listed above is responsible for purchasing paper for the department. It would be helpful in the future for each contact person to keep a simple spreadsheet of how much paper has been purchased, in order to see how the trend changes over time or how the
recycled content of the paper has changed. This would be easy to maintain by each contact person, and when information is gathered in the future for the Greenhouse Gas Inventory, old purchase records, if kept, would not have to be scoured in order to find the necessary data.

Reams of paper used in fiscal year 2010 split by department at VIMS. Also included is the total number of reams used for the entire campus.

Paper