|Submission Date||Feb. 3, 2012|
University of Kentucky
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
As a state institution we are able to utilize the contract the state had negotiated for electronic waste. We relied on the state's bid process to ensure the quality of the vendor selected for the contract.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
The institution-generated electronic waste is recycled through Creative Recycling (http://www.crserecycling.com/). Here is the description of their process from their website: Our state-of-the-art recycling equipment shreds and separates electronics into their original material of plastics, steel, aluminum, precious metals, and glass. An advanced filtering system insures that it does so without any harmful air emissions. Creative Recycling is leading the industry in developing and utilizing new uses for these commodities and preventing any electronic waste from entering landfills. This gives us the capacity to handle the deluge of TV’s, cell phones and other electronic scrap that are quickly made obsolete by the introduction of High Definition TV and numerous rapid advances in technology. Preventing the disposal of IT equipment through responsible recycling is our number one goal, and this guarantees you that you are not only complying with laws but also doing the right thing for the earth.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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