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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.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.27
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Butler University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Craig Barnhart
Manager
Environmental Programs
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Butler University has procedural manuals for defining safety protocol and explaining how to minimize waste produced on campus.


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Butler University operates under 40 CFR 262 Subpart K in the Code of Federal Regulations for all laboratory waste disposal. For universal wastes, Butler operates under the 40 CFR 273 in the Code of Federal Regulations. Specific training is required for lab assistants that handle the hazardous waste in any campus laboratory.


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

There have been no reported incidents in the past 3 years of operation.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

Butler University does not reuse or redistribute laboratory chemicals after initial use.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

Butler University is involved in “ToxDrop and E-Waste Collection Day.” This is available to students to dispose of any unwanted e-waste. The e-waste is then recycled.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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