Sustainable Purchasing

Sustainable Goods and Services

When purchasing any good or service, keep the University’s sustainability efforts in mind by seeking recycled and environment friendly products. Recycled office supplies are available from WB Mason, the University's preferred contract supplier for office paper and supplies. 

WB Mason uses a green leaf symbol to highlight products that have one or more of the following attributes:

  • Reduced VOC’s
  • Compostable
  • Biodegradable
  • Contains recycled content
  • Has other environmental attributes that make this product less harmful to the environment or humans, when compared to its traditional counterparts.

Many of the products marked with a green leaf symbol have been endorsed by a third-party certifying organization and, where applicable, the certifying body’s logo appears next to the product’s name. Products marked with a recycling symbol indicate that they are made from a percentage of recycled content. To shop the WB Mason in the Marketplace, visit the Princeton Prime Portal.

100% Recycled Paper

It is Princeton University policy to purchase and use 100% post-consumer recycled paper for all general office needs, in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • All printing, copying, and writing grade papers shall be made with 100% recycled materials. Electronic mail use is encouraged, whenever possible.

Adapted from Finance & Treasury's Suppliers and Contracts Policy

Prime Marketplace

Order environmentally preferable products in Prime's Marketplace. Look for "Green Items" and "Recycled" in the search bar/product description.