Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.28 / 3.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
12,990.07 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
4,105.59 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

As part of the University of Maryland Climate Action Plan (CAP), the campus put in place strategies to achieve waste diversion targets. So far waste diversion is on track and targets have been met ahead of schedule. Targets, as stated in the CAP, are to reach a 60 percent diversion rate by 2010 (a 63 percent diversion rate was actually achieved) and a75 percent diversion rate by 2013 (a 76 percent diversion rate was actually achieved). A description of programs and initiatives helping to increase the campus waste diversion rate is available online at http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/campus/recycling.php

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