Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Noé Peres
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

We try to limite use of hazardous waste in routine works such as maintenance, but there's no formal procedure or policy regarding this. Nevertheless, most of our hazardous wastes come from our laboratories.


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

We carry out an internal collection following a precise procedure, then the materials are recovered by a company specialized in hazardous material treatment.

The procedure is currently under review and drafting will be finalized shortly, but here are some elements that employees rely on when handling hazardous materials.

Hazardous waste Generator
1. Ensure proper storage of hazardous waste until internal collection;
2. Indicate in the electronic form the details of the hazardous waste he wishes to dispose of;
3. Inform the collector of any risks or particularities related to the hazardous waste listed on the form;
4. Put a collection sticker on each hazardous waste or group of hazardous waste of the same class of transport;
5. When they receive the coded list of their hazardous waste, circle the letter corresponding to the class of transport on each collection sticker;
6. Ensure that access to the place where the hazardous waste are is accessible on the day of internal collection.

Collector
1. Ensure that the frequency of hazardous waste collections is optimal;
2. Inform all stakeholders when a collection is planned;
3. Provide the employee with all the information and equipment necessary for collection;
4. Supervise and assist the service provider with external collection.

Equipment Service
1. Provide temporary storage space for hazardous waste for internal and external collection;
2. Offer a hazardous waste collection service as well as the related equipment (handling, PPE, stickers, etc.) to the various entities of the ÉTS;
3. Provide adequate training to general maintenance personnel who are or may be collecting hazardous waste

It is written that wearing protective equipment is mandatory and there will soon be a section on what to do in the event of a spill.


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

There was no significant hazardous material release. The releases were less thant a liter and quickly handled.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

There's only informal agreements between the users who possess the different chemicals.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

All of our electronics waste are recycled or reused through our 3 partner businesses, Electrobac, FCM and AFFI


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
0.47 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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FCM is certified R2, Electrobac and AFFI are certified Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA).

For the Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year in tonnes, we don't have any data for AFFI and FCM

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