Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.43
Liaison YOLANDA MENDOZA CAVAZOS
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 1.00 Yolanda Mendoza
MSc.
Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

UAT University has 9 faculties or work centers that generate, manage, store and dispose Biological- Infectious Hazardous Waste. These procedures are realized in accordance to the NOM-087-ECOL-SSAA-2002, environmental protection, environmental health, hazardous biological-infectious waste.


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

For the final disposal of these materials the university has a contract with "Tecnologías Ecológicas de Reducción de Altamira" and "Ecotecnología en Tratamientos". These companies has the official permits for the handling and final disposal of hazardous materials according to Official MExican Standards.


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

There has not been any incident during the previous three years at our University.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

There is no inventory system employed


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:

"E-Waste Donation"
The direction of university property has a program whereby schools report electronic equipment no longer used which can be reused for other purposes before being sent to the warehouse.
On the other hand any low-income school is eligible to apply for a donation of furniture or electronic equipment. This program has helped 38 regional institutions in the last 3 years.

"Reciclaton" is a program developed by School of Economics students with the collaboration of the faculty. In this program the students collect electronic waste, during one year every thursday of each month, resulting a 14 tons of electronic waste were collected and delivered to the regional commission of water to their correct disposal.

"ECO-RECICLA" is a program in which the university recollects used batteries. The containers are available for students, staff and faculty all over the campus. The main objective is to avoid the pollution of water.

The School of Law and Social Sciences at Tampico City Campus has a permanent campaign since 2010 in charged of collect used batteries with the coordination of the Core Basic Training Faculty in order to generate knowledge of the proper disposal of this material.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
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Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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