Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.07
Liaison Cary Gaunt
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Keene State College
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Julia Yates
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:

In 2019, students interning for the Office of Sustainability at Keene State college initiated the Single-Use Switch campaign to encourage the college to move away from single use plastic and switch to reusables. The first single use plastic they targeted was plastic bags. Keene State College has two carry out food vendors, Lloyds Market Place and Hoot N’ Scoot. Previously, these vendors offered single use plastic bags for carrying out food. Chartwells Dinning is in charge of purchasing materials, including plastic bags, for each of these vendors. When the campaign to ban single use plastic bags was first introduced to Chartwells, they were quick to agree to the switch to reusables. Chartwells purchased a line of reusable bags to replace single use plastic. Each student was given a reusable bag to use specifically for carry out food. With current restrictions due to COVID 19, KSC had to return to the use of single use plastic bags but plans to shift back to reusables a soon as it is safe to do so.


Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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