King County has purchased recycled content copy paper since implementing its original buy recycled policy in 1989. King County established an updated policy in 2012 to buy 100 percent recycled content copy paper and to reduce copy paper consumption by 40 percent. In late 2016, a new contract was executed that only makes available 100 percent recycled content copy paper. The reduction in the purchase of copy paper paired with the new pricing saves the County money.
Policy and Goals:
As stated in King County's Sustainable Purchasing Executive Policy (CON 7-22-EP),
- Purchase 100% recycled content copy paper
- 2019 status – 96% compliance
- Reduce copy paper consumption by 35% by 2020 over 2010 numbers
- 2019 status – 35% reduction
- 2019 – 23% cost savings
- Print double-sided copies
As outlined in King County’s 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan,
- Compared to 2015 levels, reduce copy paper usage by 40% by 2025
- King County shall optimize print management efficiencies countywide, through new procurement practices and the use of Managed Print Services
- high recycled content
- FSC-certified paper
- chlorine free
- send documents electronically instead of printing
- virgin paper
- low recycled content
- single-sided printing
- printing extra copies and meeting agendas
End of Life
An EPA checkmark indicates a certification or standard is recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How to order
Order online with our new paper supplier, Keeney's Office Supply.
To order paper, you'll need a new Keeney's username and password. (For office supplies, continue using your existing account.)
Set up your new copy paper account by submitting the online form or calling Keeney's at (425) 556-1734. Include your name, email address, phone number, department, shipping address, and any specific delivery instructions.
After you've set up your new account
- Order online at http://shop.keeneys.com
- Pay with your P-Card
- 5 case minimum purchase
On your expense report, reference Contract Purchase Agreement (CPA) number.
Technical Specification Language
Conservatree: History of paper and list of environmentally preferable papers
Environmental Defense Fund: Paper Calculator
City of Seattle: PaperCuts Campaign
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