General Interest
Office of Sustainability

Create an Environmentally Friendly Office

Why Buy Recycled Paper?

  • Buying post-consumer recycled content paper reduces the demand for wood and wood pulp, protecting critical habitat, and lessening the adverse impacts of commercial forestry.
  • At the mill, making paper from recycled fibers is generally cleaner, since much of the work of separating wood fibers and bleaching the pulp has already been done.
  • Recycling decreases the amount of waste entering landfills or being incinerated, which also cuts the air and water pollution and the greenhouse gas emissions from paper decomposing in landfills.
  • Yale’s Procurement Department has teamed up with Yale’s Office of Sustainability and Corporate Express to make your next purchase of recycled paper more cost effective than buying virgin paper!

Saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water for each ton of recycled paper.
Reduces air pollution by 60lbs.
Saves 60% energy consumption.