By Daimon Eklund | Jan 25, 2016

The University of Washington has a goal of reducing paper usage university-wide, in line with a Washington state law directing state agencies to reduce paper consumption by at least 30% from 2008-2009 levels and use 100% recycled copy paper.

UW is still working toward those goals, and you can see the progress on our Sustainability Dashboard's paper page. Below, you can that the amount of paper per employee across all UW campuses has steadily dropped since the law was passed.

On our Sustainability Dashboard, you can download the numbers behind this and other visuals, including the totals for paper usage and recycled paper purchasing. The Dashboard displays information on sustainability metrics and conservation targets in order to show the progress toward UW's sustainability goals.