Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Nevada Las Vegas
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Monica Garcia
Sustainability Intern
UNLV Dining
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Plastic Bottle Trade In Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The Plastic Bottle Trade In Program was created because of one of the recommendations from the UNLV Reduction Plan of Plastic Bottle Usage. Primarily, this event has an individual trade 10 plastic water bottles to receive a free new reusable stainless steel water bottle. Not only does this event encourage the user to adopt a more sustainable habit, but it also gives an individual the opportunity to understand why a reusable water bottle is a good choice. Since this event deals with beverages, UNLV Dining has organized various Plastic Bottle Trade In Events with other campus organizations to make the event successful each time. UNLV Dining has organized this event with UNLV Take Back the Tap and UNLV Housing & Residential Life. Since the spring there have been up to 3 Plastic Bottle Trade In events each semester.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Each trade in event brings great numbers of the amount of plastic bottles that have been given in exchange for a new reusable water. Usually these events last up to 2 hours and in that brief amount of time an impressive amount of plastic water bottles is exchange. The amount of plastic bottles the events have received are between 200-900 plastic water bottles.


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Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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