Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Kelsey Smith
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sean McNally
Health/Safety Manager
Budget and Risk Management
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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:

As a University we have cultivated and continue to maintain basic principles of using the least amount of materials to obtain necessary results.


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

Pacific has a robust training system in place to educate any and all of our personnel, volunteers, faculty and staff in the safe use and disposal of special, universal, and non-regulated chemicals.


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

None.


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

While a campus-wide inventory system has not been used as a tool, Pacific's Risk Management Department encourages use of excess lab chemicals internally and has facilitated the process of safe transfer of these chemicals.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Materials are collected by IT technicians assigned to each department and then evaluated for resuse or recycling.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Pacific has managed carefully to ensure electronics materials are handled through best practices. We have an approved third party vendor pick-up and recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution. Vendor provides us certificates of recycling after items have been processed.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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