Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
No

A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

George Mason University (Mason) has an environmental, health, and safety office that monitors, audits, recycles and/or disposes of Mason's chemical, hazardous, universal and a select amount of electronic waste safely. Mason's EHS office has a program to collect and recycle rechargeable batteries, printer cartridges, and cell phones. For surplus computers and electronic equipment, these are collected by Mason's surplus program for reuse by other departments within the university or are auctioned off if there are no interested parties.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

George Mason University (Mason) has a program to recycle rechargeable batteries, printer cartridges, and cell phones. For surplus computers and electronic equipment, these are collected by Mason's surplus program for reuse by other departments within the university or are auctioned off if there are no interested parties.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

George Mason University (Mason) has a program to recycle rechargeable batteries, printer cartridges, and cell phones. Mason is working on expanding its electronic waste program for its students.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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