|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 1, 2011|
Saint John's University
Tier2-4: Chemical Reuse Inventory
|0.25 / 0.25||
SJU Office Sustainability
Has the institution implemented a campus-wide inventory system to facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals?:
A brief description of the program:
Our institution does not have a chemistry department (it is located at our sister school, The College of St. Benedict), and therefore the only laboratory chemicals used on campus are found within the biology department.
Regarding a chemical inventory system, we do have a campus-wide inventory system which has a “chemical exchange” function. The biology department states that if we have something in stock that we never use (chemicals), we list it in the chemical exchange. However, in terms of “reusing” chemicals, in most cases, that is not possible. If it is, the chemicals are reused. For sustainability, it is the goal of the biology department to make and use the minimum amount required for our activity.
The website URL where information about the practice is available: