Global TreeZero Paper Shortage

At Pitt, paper accounts for just over 1% of the University’s greenhouse gas emissions – a lot for a single commodity.

TreeZero paper is a carbon neutral paper made from 100% sugarcane waste fiber (not tree pulp).  At Pitt, paper used to account for just over 1% of the University’s greenhouse gas emissions – a lot for a single commodity. However, since 2019, printers across campus have been filled with TreeZero paper, helping significantly reduce emissions created by Pitt’s paper usage.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global TreeZero paper inventory has been constrained — and is likely to remain so into 2022.

Though we’re all trying to print less to begin with, if you do have to print, University-wide contracted supplier SUPRA/Office Depot is offering the following sustainable paper choices for purchase through PantherExpress:

 

Product Info    Item #     Price
Boise® X-9® Multi-Use Copy Paper

·        SFI Certified Fiber Sourcing

   196517   $36.99/case
Boise® ASPEN® 30 Multi-Use Paper

·        30% Recycled, FSC® Certified

   116946   $38.99/case
Boise® ASPEN® 100 Multi-Use Paper

·        100% Recycled FSC® Certified

   125420   $54.94/case

 

To help support university-wide sustainability goals, please use digital design and production services in place of printing when possible.

Learn more  about University resources and contracted suppliers you can should use for digital design and production services, as well as traditional printing when required.

For resources on how to make more sustainable purchases for your unit or department overall, visit the Sustainability Initiatives section of the Purchase, Pay & Travel website.

To stay up-to-date the status of the TreeZero inventory, visit this page.

Have Questions? Contact Purchase, Pay & Travel Customer Service.