|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2017|
Universidad de Monterrey
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management
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Center for Sustainability
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?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Under mexican law whomever creates the hazardous waste is obligated to taka actions. UDEM is register as a hazardous waste generator at the SEMARNAT (Environment and Natural Resourses Agency). In order to reduce hazardos materials a guidance is provided to control and have a proper waste management.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
According to mexican environmental law all hazardous waste generated at the University is classified under the correct category: ingnitable, corrosive, toxicity, reactive. All waste generated are discarted by an accredited enterprise.
All generators with help of the Sustanability Center and the Health and Safety Office work in the minimizations of Hazardous Waste, Safety in Labs, Chemical substitution actions and Contingency Plans.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
The Health and Safety Office has no record of any significant hazardous waste incidents in the last three years.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):
The electronic waste campaign seeks to raise awareness on the global status of electronic waste and the impacts once it´s discarded.
For the collection, containers are placed near the campus of the University of Monterrey twice a year. These containers not only are accessible to students and staff of the university, but parents and the community.
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
1a1reciclaje is wholly committed to protecting our environment;all this is reflected in their business practices. During the collection period 1a1reciclaje makes sure all procedures are in compliance with federal mexican laws.
The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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