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Tree Free (formerly known as TreeZero) Paper Supply Shortage & Alternatives

University-wide Contracted Supplier, SUPRA/Office Depot recently notified us that Tree Free (formerly known as TreeZero) paper inventory is constrained due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation is likely to continue into mid-2022. Tree Free (Formerly known as Tree Zero) paper is a sustainable alternative to ordinary paper, made from a sugarcane byproduct.

SUPRA/Office Depot has the following alternative paper options available for purchase through the PantherExpress System, when printing is necessary:

Product Information Product #

Boise® X-9® Multi-Use Copy Paper 

  • SFI Certified Fiber Sourcing 


Boise® ASPEN® 30 Multi-Use Paper 

  • 30% Recycled, FSC® Certified


Boise® ASPEN® 100 Multi-Use Paper 

  • 100% Recycled FSC® Certified 


As a reminder, the University encourages the use of digital design and production services in place of traditional printing when possible, as part of the University’s sustainability goals. Visit this page for information about the University resources and Contracted Suppliers that departments should utilize for digital design and production services and for when traditional printing is required. 

For tips and resources about making sustainable purchases for your department, visit the Sustainability Initiatives section of the Purchase, Pay & Travel website.

We will provide an update once the supply of  Tree Free (formerly known as TreeZero) paper is no longer constrained, visit this page for the latest information.

For any questions, contact Purchase, Pay & Travel Customer Service with any questions.