Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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STARS v1.0

University of Arizona
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 3.00 Joseph Abraham
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
1,265.12 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
2,840.43 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

The University of Arizona is actively reducing the generation of waste on campus through various measures. Facilities Management has improved its recycling programs from recycling 6% of waste generated in 2005 to recycling 30% as of 2010. Donation programs ran by Residence Life at the end of the year have increased the amount of diverted waste generated by residents. Donation programs run by student groups on campus also positively impact the diversion rate although the amount is not covered in current UA diversion rate figures since a method of collecting this data from student groups has not been implemented.

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