|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||July 29, 2013|
Rochester Institute of Technology
OP-17: Waste Reduction
|0.71 / 5.00||
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
Weight of materials composted, performance year :
Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
On-campus residents, 2005:
Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
On-campus residents, performance year:
Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:
the University has a stated goal of a 50% waste diversion rate.
The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:
The University switched to single stream recycling during this reporting period. The transition caused some confusion and may have led to lower recycling rates than previous years.
Additionally, the University recently changed waste hauling venders. Current weight information is much more reliable that previous years. As such, total waste generation in 2005 may have been higher than what was reported by the previous waste hauler.
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