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
Tier2-5: Move-In Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 0.25 Joseph Abraham
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-in waste?:

A brief description of the program:

Corral areas are set up outside of each residence hall and La Aldea apartments where students can deposit their cardboard and Styrofoam. Volunteers and staff collect cardboard and Styrofoam from all the halls/apartments as people move in. Residents moving in are encouraged to remove all packaging materials, especially the plastic film around many boxes that is not recyclable at UA.

Statistics generated from the program in 2009 are:

The program collected over 11 tons of cardboard, almost 2 tons of paper, and 11,475 gallons of Styrofoam.

The recycling conducted at hall opening saved approximately:

221 trees
90,398 gallons of water
6,019 gallons of oil
7,631 pounds of air pollution
39.78 cubic yards of landfill space
53,001 kilowatt hours of energy

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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