Sustainable Paper Purchasing

UMass Amherst Print Services is dedicated to supplying high-quality printing and copying, as well as to being a leader in promoting sustainability on our campus. In November 2015, Print Services announced that they would begin phasing out all non-recycled “virgin” white letter-sized copy paper and replacing it with 30% recycled white letter-sized copy paper for all orders, at no additional charge to departments.  Taking this crucial step across the entire campus is saving over 500 trees per year, according to the Campus Sustainability Manager, Ezra Small, whom Print Services teamed with in their transition of paper offerings.  In addition to this change, Print Services, which provides printing paper to many departments across the campus, is also looking to replace all standard “house” paper stocks with sheets containing recycled content.  This would include matte and gloss digital color production papers, colored bond copy paper, and white copy paper of all sizes.

Visit the UMass Amherst Print Services website for more information on sustainable paper products.