Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.57
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Marcos
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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

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


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