Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

•PLU collects the electronic items that students/staff/faculty no longer have use for.
•If it is able to be reused, it goes into the Surplus store (See Tier 2 Credit 1) or is donated to Goodwill.
•SM Metals is a local metal recycling plant that PLU has sent their non-reusable metal materials (until this year), because we do not have the technology on campus to recycle it ourselves. We are currently in the process of finding a new place to send these materials, as SM Metals is no longer operating.
•In November of 2009, PLU brought in TruRecycling, an electronics recycling company that took electronics from community members for free


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

All materials are handled the same way.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

All materials are handled the same way.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

Electronic waste recycling description is included in the hazardous waste program description (p. 6)

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