Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Robin Reynolds
Associate Vice President
Associate Vice President
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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?:
Yes

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

SCU has eliminated on-site sales and distribution of straws, plastic shopping bags, and polystyrene products.

All compostable plastics distributed by Dining Services are BPI certified.
Purchasing of break room supplies is de-centralized. The Center for Sustainability provides guidance for avoiding single-use disposable plastics and resources for appropriate substitutions. https://www.scu.edu/sustainability/operations/purchasing/


Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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While information about shopping bags and polystyrene products isn't online, we provided a press release regarding elimination of single-use straws.

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