Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Cornell University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.62 / 5.00 Spring Buck
R5 Manager
Facilities Operations
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
2,122.59 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
5,539.30 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
3,936.85 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
1,895.22 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
3,909.35 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
3,233.53 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011

On-campus residents, 2005:
8,534

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
21,615.60

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
2,348

On-campus residents, performance year:
9,493.19

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
22,363.77

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
2,229

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
Academic Year 2012-13

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

Waste Reduction goals will be met with a multifaceted approach combining increased reuse of materials, improved purchasing practices, reduction of paper use, and through partnership with vendors ranging from waste generated at events to waste generated from shipping practices.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

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