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Paper Reduction

Goal: 20% reduction by 2012, based on 2005 numbers

The efforts to reduce paper usage on campus have worked to help the campus reach its goal.  Paper usage has seen a a dramatic reduction recently and is expected to continue to decrease, as seen in the following graph:

Paper use on campus

CU-Boulder recently made a requirement for all paper purchased to be made out of a minimum of 30 percent recycled content. Departments across campus are no longer allowed to order virgin paper, except for unique paper sizes.

Other initiatives include: