|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
OP-18: Waste Diversion
|0.72 / 3.00||
Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management
Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:
A waste characterization study was conducted in December 2010. From these results, a draft Waste Management Plan was developed. Recent efforts to reduce waste include new classroom recycling signs and bins, battery recycling collection tubes throughout campus, compost collection in all food service locations, electronic waste collection events, and the banning of plastic water bottle sales. Outreach activities to support these efforts have included a Bring Your Own Mug campaign, trainings for Facilities staff, and free reusable water bottle giveaways. Additionally, the Parsons Green Supply Center makes discarded art and design materials available for reuse by The New School community.
These totals reflect FY10. The Office for Sustainability is currently calculating the diversion rate for FY11.