Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.57
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date June 9, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Westminster University - Utah
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.27 / 3.00 Kerry Case
Environmental Director
Environmental Center
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
37.83 Metric tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
375.39 Metric tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:
- ASWC (Associated Students of Westminster College) has recently started to decrease waste at student events, through promotion of composting and recycling .
- The campus garden composts its own waste, and re-uses in the garden.
- In all residence halls there is recycling- bins are passed out at move in.
- Recycling in all buildings, and signs above cans to promote recycling.
- Since glass recycling isn’t publicly available in Salt Lake City, we promote it through a glass-recycling drop off on campus in the Meldrum Science Center.
- The overall lab chemical waste has decreased since moving to Meldrum, the new science building. More space, better facilities and better organization has lead to a decrease of chemical waste.
- The Sustainability Fellows campaign to reduce paper use 20% in 2010, in the Papercut campaign.
- Westminster participates in the national Think Out Side the Bottle challenge, reducing plastic bottle waste.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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