Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.11
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Martha Pendergrass
Director
Procurement 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 all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
No

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

All UNC computer equipment that is no longer wanted (including non-working equipment) should be taken to UNC Surplus Property. Computer equipment is then sent to State Surplus property. Working computer equipment is sold through State Surplus Property, and non-working equipment is repaired for use in North Carolina schools. Computer equipment that can not be repaired is recycled. Surplus Property removes all data from the equipment before equipment is sold or recycled. UNC’s Surplus Property Office sends broken and unsold electronics to Creative Recycling. Creative Recycling uses recycling equipment that 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. As a precaution, Creative Recycling assures compliance with privacy laws by making sure that any data is written over.


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

see above


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

The Student Union provides boxes for students' unwanted mobile phones, which are collected by a local non-profit. However an extensive electronic waste recycling program has not yet been implemented across campus for all electronic waste generated by students.


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

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