Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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STARS v1.2

California State University, Chico
OP-T2-41: Chemical Reuse Inventory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dale Wymore
Business Servicer
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Has the institution implemented a campus-wide inventory system to facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals?:

A brief description of the program:

The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) department is notified of unused, unwanted chemical products that might be of use to other departments. If those products are still in original manufacturer’s packaging and the labeling is intact, then, depending on shelf life limitations, those chemicals will be offered to other stockrooms on campus for potential reuse. EHS plays the role of intermediary in these transfers due to their campus-wide knowledge of what chemicals are used in which labs.

This program of reuse on campus extends beyond laboratory chemicals to include any unused chemical products (paints, cleaners, batteries, etc.) which would otherwise be considered a hazardous waste.

The website URL where information about the practice is available:

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