Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.76
Liaison Jonathan Ehrlich
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2019

STARS v2.2

United World College-USA
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Todd Austin
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives
President's Office
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
No

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
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A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
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A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
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A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
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Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

UWC-USA generally refurbishes electronic equipment as long as its technically and financially feasible. The College also collects institutional and student E-Waste, which is recycled through Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling, Co. (https://www.albuquerquerecycling.net). Albuquerque Recycllng holds the ISO 14001:2015 and National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) membership as well as valid and current registration with the State of New Mexico Environment Department as an operating recycling facility.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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According to Greg Mullen, President of Albuquerque Recycling, the company was R2 certified for several years, but decided that it was redundant to the ISO14001 certification that they have also carried for years, so decided to only keep ISO14001. That said, Alququerque Recycling still implements R2 practices internally and only work with R2 certified companies downstream (email communications, November 18, 2019).

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