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Purchasing

As a University UMass Lowell has continued to be an ongoing effort and demonstrated a dedication to sustainable purchasing throughout FY 2015 some highlights include:

  • We are continuously increasing purchases of paper with recycled, post-consumer content. This year our purchases of recycled paper have increased by 26% based on dollars spent.
  • If new furniture was purchased for one of the many new construction and major renovation projects, FSC Certification was required.

We have also laid the framework to further integrate environmentally preferable purchasing into our institutional business model in FY 2016.