Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Fay Zeijl
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Utrecht University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Fay van Zeijl
Policy Advisor
Onderwijs & Onderzoek
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
1097 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
7 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
1226 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
710 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
153 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
1374 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
2012

On-campus residents, 2005:
0

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
34005

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
0

On-campus residents, performance year:
0

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
34861

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
0

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
january 2012 - december 2012

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
No

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

The UU currently has no plan to reduce waste.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:
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Several comments to better understand the data presented above:
1. All units have been converted from kg to tons. 1 ton = 907 kg

2. Interpret the amounts of "materials disposed as garbage" as following:
In 2005 only 2.5 ton (2.199 kg, 0% of the total amount) was disposed as waste.
In 2012 only 1.2 ton (1.121 kg, 0% of total amount).

The rest of the amounts 1223 ton (or 1.110.159 kg) in 2005 and 13732 ton (or 1.245.763 kg) in 2012 were used to generate energy, and were thus put to use.

3. The amount of staff and faculty members were calculated based on the fulltime equivalent (FTE). The division between part-time and full-time staff and faculty members is currently not known.

4. The reason for less recycled material is mainly due to a decrease in disposed paper due to the increased use of tablets and computers.

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