Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.34
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

James Madison University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Abram Kaufman
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management Engineering & 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:

In conjunction with Executive Order 77 issued by Governor Northam on March 23, 2021, the University has stopped purchasing the single-use plastic items below on July 21, 2021 and developed a plan to eliminate the use of these items by December 2022 once existing stock is exhausted:

Plastic Bags - Carry-out, grocery and convenience stores
Plastic Bags - Sandwich or small storage bag
Polystyrene Cups & Bowls (any size)
Polystyrene Food Trays & Plates
Polystyrene Hinged Containers
Single-Use Plastic Hinged Containers
Single-Use Plastic Food Service Containers (take-out)
Single-Use Plastic Cups & Bowls (any size)
Single-Use Plastic Lids (any size)
Single Use Plastic Cutlery
Single-Use Plastic Plates (any size)
Single-Use Plastic Stirrers
Single-Use Plastic Straws

Additional single-use plastic items have been identified to phase-out through 2025 per the solid waste reduction plan attached below.

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:

Data was gathered from the JMU Storeroom, Procurement and Aramark regarding single-use plastic items used on campus.

Data was gathered from the JMU Storeroom, Procurement and Aramark regarding single-use plastic items used on campus.

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