|Submission Date||Sept. 29, 2014|
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
OP-23: Waste Diversion
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:
The University maintains an active recycling program, including annual participation in RecycleMania. Reinforcement of recycling is a continuing effort with every incoming class and throughout the year. An Eco-Rep program in the freshman residence halls targeted recycling in an awareness building campaign at the beginning of the academic year, with reinforcement throughout the year. A plastic film recycling pilot program was launched in Spring 2014, adding an additional wastestream that is being recycled instead of landfilled.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
In Fall 2013, UWGB became on of five campus nationally to win $5,000 toward beginning a Campus Kitchen program. This program launches May 3. For more: http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/04/28/students-to-launch-campus-kitchen-1488/
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
The University began diverting pre-consumer food waste in Fall 2013. It is now collected and sent about 50 miles to the south to the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh were it is used as a feedstock for their anaerobic biodigester, producing electricity and heat for their campus.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|Food for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||No|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
Plastic film (#4, #5).
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