Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

College of the Atlantic
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Rob Levin
Director of Communications
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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:

COA pledged to ban single-use disposable products in 2019, signing the #BreakFreeFromPlastic Pledge. This ban includes:
- Single-use plastic utensils
- Single-use plastic straws & stirrers
- Single-use plastic food serviceware (cups, plates, bowls, trays, sauce dishes, lids, etc)
- Single-use plastic clamshells & to-go containers
- All polystyrene (Styrofoamâ„¢ and similar) food service products
- Single-use plastic-lined cups and bowls (coffee cups, soup bowls, snack boats, etc)
- Single-use plastic-wrapped condiments, sauces, and seasonings (butter, jelly, peanut butter, creamers, sugars, salt, pepper, etc)
- Individually-packaged items with bulk alternatives (napkins, oyster crackers, individually wrapped fresh baked goods, mints, toothpicks, etc)
- Single-use hot beverage packets unnecessarily packaged in plastic (K-Cups, plastic-wrapped tea bags, etc)
- Plastic shopping bags

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

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