Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.29
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Wellesley College
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 3.00 Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
527.86 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,100.24 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

We have upgrading our recycling program by creating community awareness, student involvement, and paid student workers to conduct recycling audits. In the performance year, Wellesley College instituted a styrafoam recycling program in addition to our regular recycling efforts. We have already recycled about 1080 pounds of styrafoam since implementation. This is a rare effort.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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