Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.00
Liaison Sandra Caeiro
Submission Date April 5, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Universidade Aberta
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:
No

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:

Along with the care to divert eletronic waste from the landfil, the Open University acts accordingly the municpal policies and call the proper institutions to recycle eletronic waste, inclunding the broken lamps (60 lamps in 2017) and the used batteries (64 AA batteries in 2017).


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

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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Open University voluntarily adopts the local guidelines and policies regarding the disposal off eletronic waste, lamps and batteries within the Lisbon Chamber
http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/viver/higiene-urbana/recolha-seletiva/recolha-de-residuos-especiais
The batteries recycling institution
http://www.amb3e.pt/reciclar/rpa/
is certificated with the ISO 14001:2004
http://www.recypilas.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/RECYPILASISO9001-14001Castellano.pdf

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