Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Marcela Marín Arias
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Marcela Marín Arias
Coordinadora Sistema de Gestión Ambiental
Ciencias Ambientales y de la Construcción
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

At the laboratories, employees manage the chemicals used for the classes. Thus, only necessary quantities are used, and dangerous waste is reduced


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The dangerous waste is handed over to a certified waste manager, who complies with the national regulations for the disposal of dangerous waste.

Dangerous waste includes hospital waste, post-consumer waste (batteries, lights), and other waste containing chemical substances.


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

There are no incidents


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

Chemicals are reused in laboratories to reduce the generation of dangerous waste. Also, laboratory guides have been designed so that students work in groups and less chemical substances are used


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
No

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

In Colombia, the legislation on post-consumer plans forces manufacturers to establish strategies for recycling their waste (e.g., from electrical and electronic equipment). The ITM recycles its electrical and electronic waste through post-consumer plans available in the city.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
0.50 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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