|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 12, 2013|
Pacific Lutheran University
OP-T2-38: Materials Exchange
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Does the institution have a surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials?:
A brief description of the program:
PLU runs a SurPLUs store that collects and redistributes anything that can be used again. Items are collected from any party on campus or students to be sold or given away to other departments, staff/faculty/students. The store also holds biweekly public sales, and items that were not reused by the community members are then available to the public for use. If items have been sitting in the warehouse for a long time, they will be broken down into their recyclable parts (becoming a more common trend with items that are no longer considered “stylish”).
Example: Food storage shelves installed in the Dining Services area came from another campus department that had no use for them anymore. Dining Services saved a large amount of money this way.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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