Recyclable Products (Green Products)

SMU’s Procurement Services Office supports the purchase of recycled products and environmentally preferred purchasing practices.  Within our support, we have listed several vendor buying options for your supply goods.  Sarah Rincon, Senior Purchasing Agent,  will be your focal point for questions regarding procedures and can be reached at 214-768-3240.

The Recycled Products Cooperative provides a 30% post consumer recycled paper content for $28.50 a case, per the truckload of 880 cases. They also provide the 100% PCR at $34.25 per case. Delivery is within a two to three week period. The Cooperative can assist you on immediate requests for smaller purchases, locally, at an approximate cost of $42.00, which is based on the quantity & PCR selection on the order. The estimated time of arrival is within 2-5 business days for delivery. You may contact them directly at (800) 694-8355 ext. 212 or 223.

SMU Procurement Services can also assist in placing orders for other renowned manufactured 30% PC recycled products with next day delivery service to SMU’s Central Dock, by contacting Sarah Rincon at 214-768-3240. Named brands such as Hammermill  at $35.86/case, and Boise Cascade at $37.76/case, are readily available with no minimum requirements. Xerox’s recycled paper for $42.20 would be estimated to arrive within 5 business days, with no minimums.

Office Depot provides their brand name with a 35% post consumer recycled content that sells for $30.74 a case #940650 (104% brightness), that can be ordered online with the rest of your office products for next day delivery.

Office Depot also provides a variety recycled products and special pricing by ordering from their Green Book, Catalog #432-227. Your assigned login access to their website will be provided by Sarah Rincon.

Great Quality, Great Price - Green Options!

Buying environmentally preferable products is one of the most tangible ways you can show your commitment to the environment. Office Depot shares this commitment with you and we are proud to launch another environmental "first" in the Office Products industry, the first virtual catalog of greener products. Now the Green Book is even greener!

When we first launched a printed version of The Green Book™ in 2003 it contained just 1200 products. We have spent the last few years bringing in more and more green options and now The Green Book contains over 2,300 items.

The Green Book Online is designed to read like a magazine and features a range of products across categories. Products were selected because they had one or more of the following environmental benefits:

  • Recycled (10% or more Post Consumer Content)
  • Refillable
  • Rechargeable
  • Remanufactured
  • Non-Toxic
  • Biodegradable

Click on the catalog image or the link below to view the online assortment and begin shopping. The Green Book will interface with the ordering system so you'll get your prices, but with a greener product mix.

The Green Book plays an important role in the Office Depot environmental vision to increasingly "Buy Green," "Be Green" and "Sell Green" . To learn more about our environmental programs, please visit:

The Green Book fits into the "Sell Green" part of the Office Depot environmental vision to increasingly "Buy Green, Be Green and Sell Green". To learn about our overall approach to sustainability including how we Buy Green and Be Green, please read our latest Sustainable Value Report.


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Company is the Only Retailer in the Top 10

Boca Raton, Fla., October 24, 2011 – Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that it has been recognized in Newsweek magazine’s annual Green Rankings, as the greenest large retailer in America for the second year in a row.

Office Depot not only achieved the highest aggregate green score in the U.S. retail industry, but also led in Environmental Management, and disclosure of performance data.  Across all industry sectors, Office Depot was ranked as America’s 8th greenest large company, a move up of 10 spots from last year, and was the only retailer in the U.S. top 10 list.

“We’re immensely proud to be named the top U.S. retailer in Newsweek’s Green Rankings for the second consecutive year,” said Kevin Peters, President, North America for Office Depot.  “We know there is a large and growing set of customers who choose Office Depot in part because of our unique ability to support their environmental goals – and Newsweek’s recognition provides further evidence that Office Depot is the supplier-of-choice for organizations seeking a greener way to get their office products.”

Two specific environmental programs Newsweek highlighted in its profile of the company included:

  • The recently launched GreenerOffice Delivery Service which is on track to save over 3,000 tons of wood and approximately $1.5 million a year by delivering goods in paper bags rather than cardboard boxes.
  • The series of reporting tools Office Depot provides its largest customers, including cities, states, and large corporations, which help explain their greener purchasing and the “environmental and financial tradeoffs” of their greener purchasing decisions.

“Since 2006, Office Depot has had an environmental strategy to buy greener, be greener and sell greener,” said Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental Strategy for Office Depot. “While we’re incredibly excited that Newsweek ranked us in the top 10 greenest large companies in America, we’re even more thrilled that they recognized our unique ability to serve our customer’s environmental goals. Many leading sustainability programs focus on the supply chain, but we’ve elevated the most important stakeholder by putting the customer at the center of our environmental strategy.”

In addition, as detailed in its PwC-reviewed Environmental Dashboard, the Company has aggressively reduced its environmental footprint in most key areas of environmental impact - often driving cost reductions in the process:

  • Reducing its North American waste footprint from 24,000 tons in 2008 to 16,900 in 2010; reducing costs of waste by nearly $1 million dollars a year.
  • Reducing its North American electricity footprint from 628,000MWh in 2008 to 499,000MWh in 2010, reducing electricity costs by about $15 million dollars a year.
  • Reducing its North American Carbon Footprint from 401,000 metric tons CO2e in 2008 to 319,000 metric tons CO2e, while driving reduction in carbon intensity as well.
  • Increasing its LEED-certified buildings footprint from 21,000 square feet in 2008 to 656,000 square feet in 2010, and targeting 1.1 million square feet in upcoming years.