Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.80
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.09 / 3.00 Laurie Case
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
Chancellor's Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
403.10 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
707 Tons

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 donations Yes
Food for animals No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs No
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
Plastic film (#4, #5).

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