Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.83
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bates Liquids Collection and Composting of Paper Towel Waste

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Bates has recently revamped its waste collection system to include a liquids collection option and a composting option (which includes bathroom paper towel waste) across campus. The liquids collection was an initiative between the custodial department and the sustainability office to reduce spills, and to reduce the quantity of material going to the landfill. This also helps our bottom line, since water is heavy, and we are paying per ton for tipping fees. We have also instituted a campus-wide composting option for all organic waste.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement
Public Engagement
Waste

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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