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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dennis Finn
Supervisor of Grounds and Vehicles
Facilities Services
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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 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:

Televisions, computer monitors, refrigerators, air conditioners and some other electronic equipment must be recycled or disposed of separately due to hazardous materials. If in working condition we ask people to reuse first.

Facilities Services is responsible for Freon (chlorofluorocarbons) removal from refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and dehumidifiers in compliance with the Clean Air Act. Any of these appliances left on campus will be properly recycled.

Electronics recycling has been an industry plagued by malicious practices- with hazardous waste often dumped in other countries. Brandeis has contracted with IR-Network for electronics recycling and closely monitors their practices. IR-Network is a leader in the responsible electronics and all commodities are sold into established markets subject to monitoring and audit for environmental compliance.


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

LTS works with facilities to have all computers sent to the IR-Network for proper recycling. A "buy back" program for old computers has existed for staff to purchase at a discounted price.


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

Students are supposed to follow the same procedures as above. We also have a cell phone drop off location in 2 places on campus.


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

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