Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution banned or eliminated the on-site sales and distribution of at least one type of single-use disposable plastic?:

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:
The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) recently revised the Sustainable Practices Policy. This revision states that the institution will prioritize waste reduction through reducing, reusing, and recycling and composting in the following years. The policy states that campuses “will prohibit the sale, procurement, and distribution of packaging foam.” For laboratory usage, the university will opt for sustainable alternatives to packaging foam. Further, single-use plastic foodware accessory items, plastic bottles, expanded polystyrene, and plastic bags will be phased out, replaced, and/or eliminated in foodservice facilities. The campus has been actively working in this area within UCR Dining and with third-party vendors to meet these goals.

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Credit prepared by Chelsea Lee.

Credit prepared by Chelsea Lee.

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