Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.40
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 John Arendt
Director of EMBI
Environmental Management and Business Institute
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Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Plastic Film Recycling

A brief description of the campaign:

From 2014-2020, the Plastic Film Recycling Program's goal has been to divert plastic films (such as grocery bags and pallet wrap) from the waste stream. The program officially started March 1st, 2014 with the rollout of twelve drop-off boxes across the academic buildings on campus, out of which ten were placed in public areas, and two in maintenance areas, including the Shipping & Receiving department of the University. As we essentially started the program without any particular funding, we utilized donated cardboard-containers and mounted self-made signs on them.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:

Students collected the plastic film and baled it. When enough accumulated, it was shipped to a company that recycled it. On 3/2/18, 45 bales (960 lbs) of plastic film were recycled. On 5/10/19, 75 bales (1380 lbs) were recycled. Material was collected and baled through the beginning of 2020, but operation stopped due to covid. The recycling company has not responded to requests to pick up our current stock of baled plastic film. We will seek other partners and try to rebuild this program.


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A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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