Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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Yale University
Tier2-4: Chemical Reuse Inventory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution implemented a campus-wide inventory system to facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

For the last several years, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has identified chemicals that are unopened, not expired and in good condition for reuse in other labs on campus. These chemicals are removed from the waste program, inventoried and the available list posted on our EHS's website.

The chemicals are left in the inventory for 11 months and if not reused, must be shipped as hazardous waste. Labs that can use the chemicals can contact EHS for free delivery in 1-3 business days. This has resulted in overall waste reduction as well as thousands of dollars in both stock and disposal costs.


The website URL where information about the practice is available:

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