Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.66
Liaison Stalin Espinal
Submission Date March 2, 2023

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Stalin Espinal
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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:
Brooklyn College is committed to working towards eliminating the use of SUPs on campus where possible by engaging stakeholders to identify alternatives and raising awareness of impacts to our environment. Our plan aligns with CUNY’s Board of Trustees Resolution and the 2021 New York State Bill and initially focuses on reducing single-use plastic waste from water bottles, receptacle liner bags, and single-use-plastic items in food service.

Everyone on campus is expected to contribute in the fight to ditch plastic. Our dining services have stepped up by switching to compostable or biodegradable containers. Facilities is also leading the way, having installed 17 refilling stations with additional installations scheduled. You can do your part by choosing a reusable water bottle and by filling up at one of these stations. You can also help by refraining from taking a plastic bag, straw or cutlery when getting take-out from off campus. Every fork counts.

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:
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