Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.21
Liaison Imad Alsyouf
Submission Date May 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Refer to “Section 14.6 “Waste reduction practices” Page 66 in Chapter 14 of the attached Lab Safety Manual


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The university, represented by the Central Labs Directorate, has policies and procedures to control and ensure safe disposal of hazardous waste generated by the laboratories including hazardous chemicals, biohazard waste and some of the universal waste listed below.
Universal Waste: Batteries, broken thermometers, blood-pressure gauges; is part of the current waste disposal contract with Wekaya. However, fluorescent, high intensity discharge, neon, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps are managed by the Facility Management and Planning Department.
Further description is available in the attached Hazardous Waste Management Policy & Procedure_SS_09


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

We do not have any hazardous material release incidents till now.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

The Central Labs have the Online Chemical Inventory Management System from SafetyStratus-USA used to manage all chemicals in all labs at the University.
Request of Transfer/Borrow Chemical from Another Owner; is described in the attached Online Chemical Inventory Management System Policy & Procedure_SS_13.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

The university’s common practice towards old electronics (close to their end-of-life from a heavy-duty perspective) is to donate them to local schools in need. Moreover, multiple departments on campus participate in the HP Planet Partners programme to collect and recycle printer ink cartridges.

E-waste depots are located throughout campus to receive various kinds of electronic waste. Those depots are emptied on a weekly basis through the waste management company contracted by the University. The collected e-waste is typically dismantled at the company’s dedicated facility where the precious materials are recycled/marketed, while the hazardous materials are safely disposed of. Moreover, the university collaborates with the waste management company to encourage students to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste in their depots off-campus.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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