Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 17, 2011
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The New School
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Joshua Cohen
Sustainability Coordinator
Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

In May 2011, Facilities Management sought a vendor with the highest recycling standards. The 4th Bin was selected because they only do service with e-steward recyclers (http://e-stewards.org/), offer better reporting with number and type of electronics per bin, and do not export the electronic waste to developing countries.

http://4thbin.org


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

Electronic waste generated by the university is managed by The New School’s Information Technology and Facilities Management departments and is collected on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Collected items are either used internally or donated to nonprofits, when functional; otherwise they are collected by the 4th Bin, who refurbishes, donates, or responsibly recycles them.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

Facilities Management, in conjunction with Student Housing & Residence Life, hosts two annual public collection events, in December and May, in all residence halls and in three academic building lobbies. The process for disposal is the same as for institution-generated materials.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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