Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.55
Liaison Cesar Nanni
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Universidad de Monterrey
OP-22: Waste Minimization

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 5.00 César Alfredo Nanni
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Center for Sustainability
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Waste generated::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 10.57 Tonnes 0.63 Tonnes
Materials composted 0 Tonnes 0 Tonnes
Materials reused, donated or re-sold 3.84 Tonnes 0 Tonnes
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 190 Tonnes 190 Tonnes

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 842 842
Number of residential employees 20 19
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 8205 7750
Full-time equivalent of employees 1354 1262
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 1, 2015

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:

The baseline was adopted based on the year more information was available. Before that year, there´s some gap in the info.


A brief description of any (non-food) waste audits employed by the institution:

To measure the sucess of the recycling initiatives, audits per year are perform. Audits area by planned by a staff member of the Sustainability Centre and volunteers.


A brief description of any institutional procurement policies designed to prevent waste:

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A brief description of any surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:

The Maintenance and Construction Department collects equipment and furniture from departments all around campus. Reusable equipment and furniture are stored and redistributed to other departments.


A brief description of the institution's efforts to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:

From the Sustainability Center we encourage faculty not to use paper and instead use online exams and all assigments on blackboard.


A brief description of any limits on paper and ink consumption employed by the institution:

Students have a certain amount of paper for printing per semester, when they finish them they have to pay.


A brief description of any programs employed by the institution to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:

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A brief description of any other (non-food) waste minimization strategies employed by the institution:

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A brief description of any food waste audits employed by the institution:

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A brief description of any programs and/or practices to track and reduce pre-consumer food waste in the form of kitchen food waste, prep waste and spoilage:

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A brief description of programs and/or practices to track and reduce post-consumer food waste:

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A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable and/or third party certified compostable to-go containers for to-go food and beverage items (in conjunction with a composting program):
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A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable service ware for “dine in” meals and reusable and/or third party certified compostable service ware for to-go meals (in conjunction with a composting program):
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A brief description of any discounts offered to customers who use reusable containers (e.g. mugs) instead of disposable or compostable containers in to-go food service operations:
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A brief description of other dining services waste minimization programs and initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization initiatives is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.