Green Buying

Go GreenListed below are some of the most commonly ordered sustainable green supplies from Emory's contract suppliers.  Additional unique products may also be found in the Emory Express Punch-out and catalogs. 

Office Supply Products (Sustainable)Green cart Select the Staples Punch-out in Emory Express for purchasing sustainable office supply products. In the Punch-out select the "Eco-Conscious/Recycle" section for your sustainable office products.

TreeFrogCopy Paper (Recycled)

Select TreeFrog’s Multipurpose Paper which is 100% post-consumer waste (PCW) Recycled Paper.  In the Staples Punch-out in Emory Express enter in the Search field Item #697216. TreeFrog's copy paper is tree-free-PCW paper and made from sugarcane waste by-product.

Note:  Publication Copy Paper - Procurement went through considerable effort to consolidate all publication paper purchasing through Mac papers. Our agreement with Mac requires that all publication paper be chain-of-custody verified, contain at least 30% recycled content and some post-consumer waste. To date, 99% of publication paper is chain-of-custody certified and contain an average of 39% post-consumer waste content.

Copy Paper Purchases at Emory University - Recycled vs. Regular
September through December 2014
September through August 31, 2013

Emory's preferred PC provider at Emory is Dell.  All of the order defaults in the purchasing catalog are for (Electronic Product Environmental Tool) EPEAT Gold desktops, laptops and monitors.  All Apple purchases are EPEAT Gold.

Furniture (Office) utilizing Emory Express
-Knoll "Green Bar" fabrics can help educational institutions achieve LEED certification.  Green Bar fabrics are utilized for furniture, walls and draperies that contain 49%+recycled content, 75%+rapidly renewable material, or 100% Eco-Intelligent fiber.  Supplier: Corporate Environments in Emory Express.

-Haworth has been awarded the achievement of green design, construction and operation of its showroom.  Their products are 100% safe materials, 100% sustainable wood and end of life management. Supplier:  Office Images in Emory Express.

-Herman Miller designs their products with consideration of the environment.  Their laminate and veneer work surfaces and storage products with wood fronts and tops are FSC certified and the products  are made in the U.S.  Herman Miller's uses FSC Mix 90%.  Supplier: CWC in Emory Express.

Lamps and Ballasts -Magnetic and Electronic (Sustainable)

- Magnetic Electronic Lamps and Ballasts - Purchase through Emory Express from E. Sam Jones (a local distributor of GE Lighting)

- Low-mercury lamps - Supplier:  Osram Sylvania

Letterhead and Envelopes - Emory Branded (Recyclable) 

Emory's stationery provider AlphaGraphics uses recycled-fiber paper stock for all Emory branded stationery.  Personnel may purchase Emory letterhead, departmental envelopes, business cards, and other Emory stationery needs through Emory Express by selecting the AlphaGraphics Punch-out in Emory Express.

MRO - Building, Maintenance, and Repair Supplies  (Sustainable)
Enter orders in Emory Express

- Building and maintenance products, wood harvested from sustainable forests, energy Star labeled products - Suppliers:  W.W. Grainger / The Home Depot Supply

- Cleaning chemicals, floor care products and custodial equipment environmentally sustainable - Supplier:  Southeast Link

- Tissue (toilet), industrial paper and supplies, hand towels, can liners − Supplier:  Associated Paper, Inc.

Printing (Sustainable)
Emory's print contract suppliers are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.  Within six months of effective date of signing the contract with Emory, a print supplier is required to be certified by the FSC.  For printing of all jobs, see our web page outlining guidelines and contract suppliers at Emory's Print Supplier Program.

Flex ContainerInk & Toner Cartridges (Recycled)
Order from the Emory Express Staples Punch-out or the Flex Imaging Solutions catalog in Emory Express.  Please deposit your empty printer and toner cartridges (all supplier brands) in the GoGreen recycling containers that are located in the various locations throughout the Emory and Oxford campus. 

Vehicles - Procurement follows Federal and State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Instructions and Guidelines for the purchase of an Emory Vehicle.

Scientific Research Products (Sustainable)
For your sustainnable research products, utilize the Fisher Catalog of Environmentally Friendly Product Guide.  Products that are designated as green by Fisher exhibit one or more health and/or environmentally conscious attributes.  Pricing of the products offered are updated and correct in Emory Express.

Fisher PackagingPackaging from Fisher

The packaging of chemical orders received from Fisher contain 100% recyclable materials.  Fisher does not use Styrofoam but utilizes their own patented Corrugated Honeycomb packaging when shipping chemicals.  The packaging will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower chemical spills.  A typical box eliminates 1.4 cubic feet of Styrofoam material.  This packaging significantly reduces Styrofoam in garbage landfills and will eliminate 160-miles long "line of Styrofoam" based on annual usage.  (Exception: Styrofoam may possibly be utilized in shipping critical temperature items.)  Click here for more information about Fisher's "Green Packaging".