Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Maryland, College Park
OP-T2-38: Materials Exchange

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Does the institution have a surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials?:

A brief description of the program:

Terrapin Trader serves as the University of Maryland's surplus redistribution center. Once labeled as surplus, items such as lab equipment, chairs, tables, computers, monitors, and other items are collected by Terrapin Trader and resold. The office is open to students, staff, and faculty, both to drop off and purchase surplus products. Auctions are also held. In addition to these services, Terrapin Trader also participates in an "Adopt-a-School" program. Under this program, Terrapin Trader works with one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school from the surrounding area each year and addresses their needs using the surplus products they have acquired.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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