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-T2-41: Chemical Reuse Inventory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Spring Buck
R5 Manager
Facilities Operations
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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:

As a sustainability and waste minimization effort, Cornell University maintains a surplus chemical recycling program available for Cornell researchers. By using (and helping to promote) the surplus chemical recycling program, researchers can save money on chemical purchases and help to minimize chemical waste.

The chemicals available through the surplus chemical recycling program are in containers that are unopened or in very good condition. Chemicals available in the surplus chemical recycling program are FREE of charge!

The website URL where information about the practice is available:

The inventory referred to in this credit refers to an ongoing inventory of the chemicals available for reuse on a campus wide basis through the Environmental Health and Safety program found at this URL.


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