Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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Yale University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

WeRecycle is a certified sustainable recycle company that does not allow any exportation of waste. Each component of the equipment is dismantled and recycled.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

Yale Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), in partnership with WeRecycle Inc., recycles all used electronics meeting the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection definition of "Universal Waste". Universal Waste - used electronics are defined as any item that contains a circuit board that can store or transmit data or is used for entertainment. On average, EHS recycles approximately 200,000 lbs of used electronics each year. In addition, unwanted computers in good condition are rebuilt each month and donated to two local charity groups on behalf of Yale EHS.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

Yale students are permitted to participate in the campus universal waste program. Details above are applicable here.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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