|Submission Date||Feb. 12, 2016|
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
OP-22: Waste Minimization
Office of Sustainability
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||169 Tons||115 Tons|
|Materials composted||0.30 Tons||0.45 Tons|
|Materials reused, donated or re-sold||0 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||993 Tons||1250 Tons|
Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”::
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of residential students||2007||1950|
|Number of residential employees||3||3|
|Number of in-patient hospital beds||0||0|
|Full-time equivalent enrollment||5163||5250|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||867||882|
|Full-time equivalent of distance education students||588||583|
Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||July 1, 2013||June 30, 2014|
|Baseline Year||July 1, 2012||June 30, 2013|
A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:
The UNCP Baseline 2013 is the year both the Energy Management Office and the Office of Sustainability were created.
A brief description of any (non-food) waste audits employed by the institution:
None have taken place
A brief description of any institutional procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
A brief description of any surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:
Interdepartmental campus wide surplus program allows for division to have access to office furnishings, supplies and electronic that have been purchased with state funds and no longer has use within a particular office. Materials are simply transferred. If anything that has been surplussed and is not transferred to an office, it is then auctioned off with the state. Any funds made during auction is returned to the University.
A brief description of the institution's efforts to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:
UNCP Facilities and departments have increased transparency as well as the availability of materials on their corresponding webpages.
A brief description of any limits on paper and ink consumption employed by the institution:
Sustainability Office has made suggestions to the UNCP Purchasing Guidelines in regards to sustainable and environmentally friendly policies limiting the acquisition of paper and ink that is not
A brief description of any programs employed by the institution to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:
UNCP Office of Civic Engagement has a CARE Resource Center that acts as a clothing closet and food pantry for students and the community. During move out students may take their gently no longer used clothes to be donated.
A brief description of any other (non-food) waste minimization strategies employed by the institution:
UNCP Sustainability Office has deployed an extensive single stream and separate stream infrastructure across campus. UNCP Office of Civic Engagement also has a CARE Resource Center that acts as a clothing closet and food pantry for students and the community.
A brief description of any food waste audits employed by the institution:
None have been employed
A brief description of any programs and/or practices to track and reduce pre-consumer food waste in the form of kitchen food waste, prep waste and spoilage:
UNCP is a new chapter member of the Sodexo Food Recovery Network program. In this program, UNCP student volunteers recover pre-consumer food and deliver it to off campus community partners. UNCP currently has three community partners, Sacred Pathways, Vertical Church and Pembroke Housing Authority.
A brief description of programs and/or practices to track and reduce post-consumer food waste:
UNCP dinning services has a bio-digestor that turns post-consumer food waste into gray water, preventing it from entering into a landfill.
A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable and/or third party certified compostable to-go containers for to-go food and beverage items (in conjunction with a composting program):
UNCP no longer uses styrofoam in the dining facilities. Faculty, staff and students utilize reusable to-go containers. All faculty, staff and students with meal plans are given reusable beverage mug.
A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable service ware for “dine in” meals and reusable and/or third party certified compostable service ware for to-go meals (in conjunction with a composting program):
Dining Services use compostable cups as well as utensils for both catering and regular dine in meals.
A brief description of any discounts offered to customers who use reusable containers (e.g. mugs) instead of disposable or compostable containers in to-go food service operations:
A brief description of other dining services waste minimization programs and initiatives:
No other programs and initiatives
The website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization initiatives is available:
Baseline year = FY2013
Performance Year = FY2014
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