Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eric Boles
Office for Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Razorback Recycling Expands to Recycling All Plastics

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Razorback Recycling, which services almost all of the recycling at the University of Arkansas now accepts all forms of plastics (numbers 1-7). Previously the recycling program could only accommodate plastics #1 and #2.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

This expansion of the Razorback Recycling system has been estimated to increase the weight of recyclables collected by 5%. While these plastics are not currently a valuable commodity, an increase in clean supply of this material will lead to a greater demand from industry for these materials.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing Yes
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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