Make sure you watch this space for environmentally friendly stationary supplies and e-procurement news!
While we are building knowledge for this section, please keep in mind that in general - preference should be given to products that are able to demonstrate lower environmental impact throughout their lifecycle.
To address this issue, suppliers may wish to provide information on the following:
- extended product responsibility
- product packaging
- recyclability of product
- recycled content in product
- energy efficiency of production and use
- company environmental program
- sustainability of manufacturing processes and waste disposal
- transport requirements of product from manufacturing point to site
When you are choosing promotional material like lanyards, pencils or bags please use a supplier with 'eco - products' and please give us feedback. You may even find that your regular stationary supplier has a 'eco' or 'green' section with products you normally buy.
Recycling isn't just about putting things in the right bin....it's about buying things right to begin with so that we can recycle or re-use them later.
Help make this a campus-wide effort so that staff, students and the community get the message that UOW are turning over a new leaf and are not just recycling right...they are buying right.