Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.72
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Has the institution banned or eliminated the on-site sales and distribution of at least one type of single-use disposable plastic?:

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:

CSU Channel Islands, along with the other 22 campuses in the California State University system, has passed a ban on select single-use plastics. The policy outlines the following campus responsibilities:

Eliminate single-use plastic water bottles by January 1, 2023 or upon contract renewal if existing contract terms prohibit. A 25% reduction in single-use plastic water bottles purchased and supplied will be achieved annually.

Eliminate plastic straws no later than January 1, 2019.

Eliminate single-use plastic carryout bags no later than January 1, 2019.

Eliminate single-use polystyrene (e.g. STYROFOAMâ„¢) food service items no later than January 1, 2021.

Replace single-use plastic items with materials that are reusable, locally compostable and/or recyclable.

There is no outlet capable of accepting compostable plastics for composting in our region at this time. For that reason, we do not currently allow compostable plastics as an alternative to single-use plastics on campus.

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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