|Submission Date||June 17, 2013|
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Associate Professor / Chair Committee on Sustainability 2012-2013
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
Technology Services recycles end-of-life computer hardware through a reputable, full-service materials processing and electronic recycling service provider.
Empty toner cartridges are returned to the manufacturer for recycling.
Staff-issued cell phones which are no longer functioning properly are returned to the provider for recycling.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
Materials are recycled through 5R Processors, which has R2 and ISO 14001 certifications. As they note on their website, "R2 and ISO 14001 certifications officially recognize 5R Processors as a responsible, environmentally conscious electronics-waste recycler in which all methods of recycling are in conformance with strict R2 and ISO 14001 guidelines."
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
Beginning in 2011, an annual spring "E-waste Sweep" encourages students (as well as faculty and staff) to recycle their personal electronics rather than send them to a landfill. For these events, we also use 5R Processors.
In addition, batteries can be deposited for proper disposal at the front desk of the campus center or any of the residence halls or the library.
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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