Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.77
Liaison Josh Lasky
Submission Date April 4, 2023

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Colin O'Brien
Sustainability Associate
Office of 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?:

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:
The university has committed to eliminating all single-use plastics at GW. This commitment includes all non-essential, non-compostable, single-use plastics with available alternatives. Individuals in the GW Community should take all reasonable efforts to avoid using single-use plastics on GW property where alternatives are available. Single-use plastic items should not be procured using university funds for use in university operations and activities held on GW property (owned or leased) where alternatives are available. Purchases of single-use plastics for use in university operations and activities held on GW property (owned or leased) are also excluded from university reimbursement.

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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