Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Chris O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
815 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
739 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

In 2010, AU adopted a Zero Waste Policy mandating the creation of a team to develop a plan for reducing and diverting 100% of the university's waste stream.


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