Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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Has the institution banned or eliminated the on-site sales and distribution of at least one type of single-use disposable plastic?:
Yes

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:
The University has been working to reduce several types of single-use plastic on campus.
Most notably the University has banned the sale of bottled water, the first campus in Ontario to do so in 2010.

The University has also limited the distribution of plastic bags, requiring that all vendors charge for the use of plastic bags.

Food Services has also limited the distribution of plastic straws on campus, offering them only upon request. The same is being done for plastic cutlery, which is slowly being replaced with compostable cutlery.

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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