|Overall Rating||Reporter - expired|
|Submission Date||April 5, 2012|
North Carolina State University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
University Program Specialist
Waste Reduction and Recycling
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:
NC State Waste Reduction and Recycling (WRR) uses a network of non-profit organizations to process the material. WRR refurbishs what it can and recycle the rest. Inkjet cartridges get re-manufactured and, when possible, cell phones and some computers get refurbished. Material that has no further operating life is broken down to its smallest components (metals, plastics, etc.) and used in the manufacturing of new products. Unlike some recycling companies, all of the material that GreenDisk collects is reused or recycled. No hazardous materials or obsolete components go overseas to be processed or disposed of.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
All state-owned electronics are managed through the state surplus program.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
NC State offers two annual electronics drives for off campus materials. Staff, Faculty and Students are encouraged to bring their old electronic items in to be recycled on these two days. Electronics are also collected during the Move-out program called Pack-N-Go. Students can leave usable electronics to be sold in the annual sale.
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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