Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Pratt Institute
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tony Gelber
Dir. Admin. Sustainability
Facilities/Sustainability
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Pratt tries to reduce hazardous waste by not using and or banning from use by students.
Coal is not burned, coal ash not generated.
Student are asked to use water based products in their art and design studios.


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Pratt handles all hazardous waste according to regulations.
Hazardous wastes are handled by specialty companies who pick up and dispose of any electronic, or hazardous materials according to all regulations.
We also handle universal wastes in this matter. No coal ash generated as we do not use coal.


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

We have not had any significant hazardous material release incidents.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

We have a primitive form of a ChemTracker system that we use on our campus. There is such a small chemical footprint that rarely chemicals are needed to be reallocated in between departments. Again, as with the general disposal all of these materials that are available for potential repurpose are sent via an email request to the office of EHS.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

All material that is destined to leave the campus is documented by the individual departments and then a work order is generated to dispose the electronic equipment. The institute ships all of our electronic waste with a company who either upcycles or repurposes the equipment. They look to disadvantaged schools/neighborhoods to repurpose the working equipment and are able to take the functioning pieces of other equipment to help repair machines in need. All material that gets shipped off campus again is passed through the office of EHS. If the equipment is too far out of service date, or quality too poor to be salvageable the material is then sent for scrap and recycle. A certificate of hard drive destruction is included when requested.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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