Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.39
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Yolanda Cieters
Sustainability Manager
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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:

--SU is a “Single-use Plastic Bottled Water FREE Campus” since 2010. Seattle University students succeeded in getting the Executive Team to stop selling single-use, plastic, bottled water everywhere on campus in September 2010. See SU’s case study here: https://www.seattleu.edu/media/cejs/files/what-su-is-doing/NWF-Campus-Ecology-case-study-on-SU-bottled-water-ban.pdf

--Plastic shopping bags are not used or sold following the City of Seattle’s Plastic Bag Ban (in effect since 2012): https://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council/mike-obrien/plastic-bag-ban

--Plastic straws and utensils are not used or sold following the City of Seattle’s Plastic Straw and Utensils Ban (in effect since 2018): https://www.seattle.gov/documents/Departments/SPU/Services/Recycling/EnglishSPUFlyer-LetterStrawsandUtensilsAM.pdf

--All to-go ware from Seattle U's cafe's and catering services is made from compostable plant-derived plastic or paper. This includes grab-and-go food packaging, paper to-go ware, and disposable utensils, cups, and straws: https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/campus-sustainability/compost--recycling/

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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