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Waste Reduction Sub-Group


The Waste Reduction Sub-Group is working to further progress with all related items in the Climate Action Plan and the following benchmarks in the Sustainability Plan:

Benchmark 5: Reduce solid waste
Benchmark 7: Increase recycling rates
Benchmark 15: Improve identification and proper handling of hazardous waste
Benchmark 20: Increase the percentage of paper products on campus that include post-consumer recycled content
Benchmark 24: Encourage use of sustainable and/or recyclable materials and containers in place of polystyrene by developing environmentally preferable purchasing guidelines
Benchmark 30: Provide information to diners regarding sustainability-attributes of food options
Benchmark 31: Develop sustainability guidelines for concessionaires and franchises
Benchmark 32: Increase food donations to local service organizations
Benchmark 34: Implement notification systems for local service organizations regarding availability of surplus items
Meetings for Waste Reduction are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:30-5:00PM
Minutes from past Waste Reduction can be viewed here