Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.25
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Furman University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.54 / 3.00 Yancey Fouche
Associate Director
Shi Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
631.38 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
595 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:

We have website, brochure, active participation by staff, students (EAG), sports teams, and student assistance. We attend and present sustainable initiatives at workshops and conferences, receive grant funding for education and projects. Trash audits, event recycling, and public collection sites, as well as extensive coverage for recycling opportunities.

A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

We donate leftover foods to the Loaves and Fishes program locally in Greenville.

A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

Both the Dining Hall and the P-Den dining services compost all pre-consumer waste with the Furman Farm.

A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

The Dining Hall composts all post-consumer waste with the Furman Farm.

Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food donations Yes
Food for animals No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:

Carpet, paint, e-scrap, asphalt grindings, and C&D materials

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