Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date April 5, 2023

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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Has the institution banned or eliminated the on-site sales and distribution of at least one type of single-use disposable plastic?:

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:
Wesleyan has not sold standard bottled water on campus since 2012 in any vending machine. Heavy duty plastic bags were eliminated at all campus locations over the course of early/mid-2019 in advance of the state of Connecticut's $0.10 fee on plastic bags and the City of Middletown's 10/1/19 ban on plastic bags. Bon Appetit has also ended the distribution of any disposable plastic cups, cutlery, or on-site-prepared containers, using compostable plastics instead, with the exception of items unavailable due to COVID-19-related supply chain issues.

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:
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