Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
OP-T2-38: Materials Exchange

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Tony Hair
Waste Management Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:

PSU ReUse Room
Location: Cramer Hall Rm. 180
Open all the time.

The PSU Reuse Room collects and redistributes gently used, surplus office, school, and small household supplies for free that would otherwise be recycled or thrown out.

A few examples of reusable materials are:
* 1/2" to 2" Binders
* File Folders
* Pens/Pencils
* Desktop File Organizers
* Staplers/staples
* Paper clips
* Paper

The PSU ReUse Room is run by volunteers from the university to help manage waste throughout campus. The ReUse room is dependent on volunteers and donations to help make this campus a more sustainable environment

Surplus Department

Captures surplus furniture and electronics that are available to campus departments for reuse. Remaining items are sold or donated.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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