Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison JulieAnne Williamson
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 5.00 Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
608 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
7,799 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
1,359 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
297 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
7,895 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
FY 2010 July 1, 2010 -J une 30, 2011

On-campus residents, 2005:
7,200 #

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
15,000 #

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
920 #

On-campus residents, performance year:
9,540 #

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
18,441 #

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
1,286 #

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
FY 2011

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

Georgia Tech has the first Institute of higher education to join the Zero Waste Zone program within Atlanta and nationally. The program began in Atlanta and has since been adopted by the National Restaurant Associaiton. Georgia Tech had imiplemented many of the program's major programs in the 3 years prior to joining the program.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

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