California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), as an innovative public institution of higher education, has a strong record for early implementation of best practices in sustainability and conservation. We are conserving our resources (energy, water, waste) and seeking to ultimately develop a culture of sustainability for all students, staff and faculty. To achieve this goal, we need to integrate sustainability themes and concepts into all of our decision making processes. At the departmental level, you can help by choosing recycled content products (where feasible) which will further our sustainability and recycled product goals. Selecting paper with post-consumer recycled content is a great first step.
The following choices are highly recommended for your next office paper purchase:
Hand in hand with our sustainability goals, is CSUSM’s commitment to recycling. All California government institutions, including colleges and universities, are required by law- AB75 and SB-1016 to divert at least 50% of their waste from the landfills as of January 1, 2005. CSUSM has complied with that mandate each year. In addition, CSU System wide policy is an 80% diversion of our waste by 2020 and at CSUSM we have a Zero Waste goal by 2025.
An important contribution to this success is the printer cartridge recycle program here on campus. Used inkjet cartridges can be sent via interoffice mail to Jim Carr in Distribution Services where they will be recycled.
Also, all spent batteries that are generated on campus can be recycled.
The CSU Presidents have been exploring a variety of synergy projects designed to reduce expenses, and it has been determined that substantial savings can be achieved by making adjustments to the CSU's office supply purchases by utilizing the Staples Advantage auto-substitution program. In the future all campuses will have implemented the automatic substitution of about 1,700 products currently being purchased with lower-cost equivalents that have the same fit, form and function as the higher cost items. Should you have any questions regarding the auto-substitution program, please contact Maria Froehle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSUSM Internal contact
Maria Froehle, Procurement Specialist
Staples Advantage - Contact for special pricing, etc.
Philip Sciuto, Strategic Account Leader
Office: (858) 859-6794
Fax: (858) 859-6737
Staples Advantage Customer Service Team