Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kristen Jean Wonder
Sustainability Coordinator
Spartan Dining
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Has the institution banned or eliminated the on-site sales and distribution of at least one type of single-use disposable plastic?:

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:

The CSU Chancellor’s Office has passed a new policy on single-use plastics that went into effect on December 17th, 2018. The policy will require all CSU campuses to eliminate plastic straws, single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use Styrofoam, plastic water bottles, and replace single-use plastic items with materials that are reusable, locally compostable, and/or recyclable by 2023.

The campus will be working together collaboratively to achieve these goals and work on behavior change campaigns to educate the campus community on the importance of reducing single-use plastics

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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