uVictoria to switch to 100% recycled paper

October 24, 2007

The University of Victoria might win over a few green hearts with its recent announcement that the institution will switch from bond paper to paper composed of 100% post-consumer waste content, starting January 1, 2008 -- a first in the province of BC.  Currently, uVic uses paper with 30% post-consumer waste content.  The switch to recycled paper will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reflect ethical purchasing practices.  There is no cost increase expected.