Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Belmont University
OP-22: Waste Minimization

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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Waste generated::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 435.20 Tons 390 Tons
Materials composted 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials reused, donated or re-sold 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 1372.50 Tons 1800.22 Tons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3112 2851
Number of residential employees 14 14
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 6890 6558
Full-time equivalent of employees 1067 1023
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2014 May 31, 2015
Baseline Year June 1, 2012 May 31, 2013

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:

Baseline was adopted in FY 2013 as that was first year that data was available. Number are not consistent with IC 3 credit because a different Performance year was used which reflects the year the data was collected on waste management.

+ Date Revised: July 7, 2016

A brief description of any (non-food) waste audits employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any institutional procurement policies designed to prevent waste:

Eliminated sale of bottled water on campus.
Began bulk purchase of custodial cleaning products.
Implemented food waste reduction equipment for dehydration of food waste.


A brief description of any surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:
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A brief description of the institution's efforts to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:

We do not print course catalogs, course schedules, and directories, but make them available online.


A brief description of any limits on paper and ink consumption employed by the institution:

Free printing is limited in the library and in computer labs across campus via print management systems in place in those areas. Modest fees are charged for printing, but not all costs are recouped from these fees. They exist to keep students from printing unnecessarily.


A brief description of any programs employed by the institution to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:

When possible, move-out waste is collected and donated to Goodwill Industries by Res Life personnel. Cardboard from move in is recycled.


A brief description of any other (non-food) waste minimization strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any food waste audits employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any programs and/or practices to track and reduce pre-consumer food waste in the form of kitchen food waste, prep waste and spoilage:
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A brief description of programs and/or practices to track and reduce post-consumer food waste:

Trayless dining is offered at each meal.


A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable and/or third party certified compostable to-go containers for to-go food and beverage items (in conjunction with a composting program):
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A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable service ware for “dine in” meals and reusable and/or third party certified compostable service ware for to-go meals (in conjunction with a composting program):
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A brief description of any discounts offered to customers who use reusable containers (e.g. mugs) instead of disposable or compostable containers in to-go food service operations:

the summer of 2010 Belmont Dining Services eliminated paper plates and plastic wares for camps by buying melamine china. These efforts saved 1.5 tons of paper and 500 lbs. of plastic from being placed in a land fill.


A brief description of other dining services waste minimization programs and initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization initiatives is available:
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