Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Seth Vidaña
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Western Washington University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kellen Rosburg
Researcher
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
429.75 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
2525.90 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
474.28 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
220.50 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
1998 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
10/1/2010 9/30/2011 (FY 2011)

On-campus residents, 2005:
3853

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
9635

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
1382

On-campus residents, performance year:
4065

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
15500

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
1707

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
2011

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

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

The WWU Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management are committed to eliminating all recyclable and compostable waste from the WWU waste stream. Through education, operational changes and peer education, WWU will become a "zero waste" institution.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

• Bottled Water Ban Advisory Vote
Western students used an initiative process to place a measure on the 2012 student ballot to ban the sale of bottled water. Citing environmental and social issues associated with the production and transport of bottled water, the Students for Sustainable Water group promoted the initiative throughout campus. Of the voting students, 73% voted to ban bottled water. The Associated Students have eliminated bottled water during their events and performances.

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