Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sustainability Office
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.67 / 5.00 Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
640.10 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
66.70 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
1,568.11 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
544.44 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
175.48 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
1,188.33 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

On-campus residents, 2005:
3,923

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
10,134

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
4,437

On-campus residents, performance year:
4,428

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
12,255

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
4,221

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
July 2012 - June 2013

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

Increased education and awareness for the campus community regarding their purchasing practices as well as appropriate disposal methods of various wastes has occurred across campus. The University participates in Recyclemania annually, and waste reduction goals are established in both the UNCG Sustainability Matrix and the Climate Action Plan.Campus reuse and recycling infrastructure has been upgraded as well.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

Population numbers are available via the Office of Institutional Research. The Fact Book and the Common Data Set reports contain most of the information used here. Information was also received from Mark Davenport of the Office of Institutional Research. Recycling information was submitted by Ben Kunka, OWRR. Baseline year = 2005-06; performance year = 2012-13. Note that demographic data for baseline year were adjusted based on updated data from the Office of Institutional Research.

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