Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of San Diego
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Arthur Atkinson
E-waste Collection Center
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The University of San Diego’s E-waste center helps reduce the greenhouse gases, and landfill waste generated by the community as well as recycling E-waste produced by students, staff and the institution.

The E-waste Center collects unwanted electronics from the community and recycles them. The usable components in these electronics are separated and sold, and the rest is processed and sent for recycling. This reduces landfill waste, hazardous waste, and greenhouse gas emissions of the community. As the ownership of these material is transferred to the E-waste center, the emissions reductions once they are recycled safely is ‘owned’ by USD.

The E-waste center is managed as a non-profit and employs students, who can use the opportunity to earn and income while learning about recycling electronic waste.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

While STARs already have a credit for campuses that have a facility to responsibly process and recycle E-waste produced by the Institution, staff and students, The USD E-Waste center goes beyond the requirements of this credit's criteria by serving the wider San Diego community as well. The center also offers pick-up services for community members who cannot bring and drop off their E-waste themselves, to act as an additional incentive to encourage the entire San Diego community to recycle their electronic waste.

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