Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date June 21, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-T2-41: Chemical Reuse Inventory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kevin Mouser
Environmental Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Has the institution implemented a campus-wide inventory system to facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals?:

A brief description of the program:

Purchase smaller lots of materials on a more frequent basis. Purchase only volumes that can be utilized during a defined period of time (e.g. every 3 or 6 months). Utilize suppliers that can offer quick delivery of needed materials.

Only purchase products/chemicals in bulk when it is known for certain that bulk volumes can be used expeditiously.

Establish a centralized purchasing system within the department or area to monitor chemical purchase in an effort to avoid duplicate orders.

Attempt to redistribute unused materials and chemicals to other campus users. Objectively evaluate the potential use of chemicals offered for redistribution by other campus users.

Reclaim and reuse materials when feasible (e.g., utilizing spent solvent for initial gross cleaning step and utilizing fresh solvent only for the final rinse).(e.g. Having a naphtha- based parts washer serviced by a reputable service company that reclaims the spent degreaser).

The website URL where information about the practice is available:

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