Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Katharine Targett Gross
Sustainability Officer
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 2018, Lehigh Dining phased out the use of plastic straws in dining halls and retail locations to eco-friendly paper straws that are chemical-free, BPA-free, toxic-free, FDA approved, and compostable. This transition to zero plastic straws eliminated the approximately 50,000 annual plastic straws that Lehigh was using previously.


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