|Submission Date||March 27, 2013|
OP-T2-38: Materials Exchange
Director of University Sustainability
Does the institution have a surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials?:
A brief description of the program:
The Purdue University Warehouse and Surplus Store has existed in some form since the 1960s. It started out as an auction one day a year, but transformed into a year-round store operation. The goals of the Warehouse and Surplus Store are to redistribute assets within the university, generate revenue through the sale of merchandise to the public, and reduce landfill costs through the sale of merchandise. For the fiscal year 2011-12, over 589 tons of items were resold either to other departments or the public.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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