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Purchasing

Western Sustainability Goal: Purchase products that minimze energy use, maximize recycled materials, and are safe for campus users.

Western Central Stores

Central Stores

Central Stores is committed to procuring recycled commodities for WWU. Approximately 90% of Central Store's inventory contains recycled material. Copy, printer and janitorial papers contain between 30-100% post-consumer waste materials. All janitorial cleaning products are Green-Seal approved.

Central Stores also stocks and encourages the use of quality, recycled printer cartridges. All used cartridges are collected and returned to cartridge suppliers to be recycled. 100% of Western's computer purchases are EPEAT gold certified. This includes desktop and laptop computers as well as monitors. Office Depot—Central Stores' office supplies vendor—encourages and emphasizes the purchase and use of recycled products, and offers Western competitive pricing on recycled goods.

Central Stores is also working towards consolidating delivery services to end-users and centralizing vendor deliveries to campus in an effort to reduce traffic and increase pedestrian safety at WWU.



Program Contact: John Zuzarte, Central Stores Manager, John.Zuzarte@wwu.edu



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