Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.76
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Louisiana State University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sarah Temple
Manager
Campus Sustainability
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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:

LSU properly handles and disposes of all wastes in accordance with State and Federal laws. All University faculty, staff and students are encouraged to identify opportunities for waste minimization. The university encourages waste minimization by reducing chemical purchases, through chemical exchange, material substitution, and procedure or process modifications.


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

LSU has recycling programs in place for batteries, oil, mercury,and mercury/flourescent lamps. For several waste streams, the most effective and efficient treatment is incineration. Certain waste streams are eligible for disposal at fuels blending facilities.


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

None


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

Not all the chemicals picked up by EHS are a waste. Many are only partially used and have not exceeded their shelf life or been altered in anyway. Others are unused and still in the original sealed container. In some cases, these chemicals can be used by someone else at the University. Reusable chemicals collected by EHS are brought to the central accumulation area, recorded, segregated, and held for redistribution instead of disposal.


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?:
Yes

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:

Electronic waste generated by the University and its students is collected once a semester. The university is partnered with CACRC, a certified R2 recycler.


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:
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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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