Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 0.50 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:

Furman’s move to replace plastic straws with paper alternatives originated in the 2017-18 academic year with a student group’s environmental studies project. Before then, the university had gone through about 22,000 straws per month.


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