Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Martha MacGowan
Project Assistant- Sustainability
Facilities & Engineering
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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?:

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:
The NSCC has banned plastic straws from all of our 15 cafeterias across the province. We have many different caterers from larger companies (i.e. Chartwell's) to small local businesses that run these sites and they have all switched to compostable, paper straws. To ensure the straws are composted, the campuses have quad stream waste sorting stations in the cafeteria that include comprehensive signage on where to dispose of the straws. The College also does waste audits once a semester to analyze each campus' waste sorting accuracy.
The removal of plastic straws from all of our campuses is the beginning of our efforts to remove all single-use plastics.

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:

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