Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.29
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Louisville
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Phil Burris
Mgr Disaster Recovery
IT Technology Support Services
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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?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Computer equipment is mostly re-purposed through-out the University or passed to University affiliates, such as the Scholar House, as long as it remains useful. Once equipment reaches "end-of-life" it is sold through the University Inventory Control department for recycling of materials.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

The University of Louisville is working to responsibly handle e-waste through multiple reuse and recycling initiatives.
UofL's E-Scrap recycling program accepts items such as televisions, computer hard drives, monitors, keyboards, and printers, lap tops, and other audio/visual equipment. These items contain toxins and reusable components which should be kept out of the normal waste stream.
UofL also has a Printer Cartridge Recycling program.
Other e-waste reuse programs, including the Scholar House, No Child Left Offline, UofL’s contract with Louisville Metro Government recycling and Verizon Wireless HopeLine, offer the UofL community the opportunity to recycle or give new life to old computers and cell phones.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

Students are encouraged to donate used cell phones and computers through the University's e-waste recycling programs. Additionally, annual swap shops and earth day events are held to reinforce the programs in place for recycling.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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