|Submission Date||Nov. 25, 2015|
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||363.87 Tons||232.81 Tons|
|Materials composted||0 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials reused, donated or re-sold||5.34 Tons||7.45 Tons|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||516.65 Tons||443.07 Tons|
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of residential students||0||0|
|Number of residential employees||0||0|
|Number of in-patient hospital beds||0||0|
|Full-time equivalent enrollment||9,792.90||9,574.25|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||929||954|
|Full-time equivalent of distance education students||0||0|
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||Jan. 1, 2014||Dec. 31, 2014|
|Baseline Year||Jan. 1, 2013||Dec. 31, 2013|
Sustainability Services and Waste Management of Canada Corporation has carried out two waste audits at Camosun College in 2013 and 2014. In order to characterize the material stream, visual observations and samples were obtained from various collection areas. Labels were placed on the waste bags to identify from which areas the material was collected. The collected material was collected in a designated location separate from other waste collection areas. Samples were collected from a total of 53 source areas (in 2013) and 56 source areas (in 2014) across both campus locations over a 24 hour period. Materials were divided into categories and weights of each material were recorded. Waste categories included papers, organics, plastics, metals, glass and other.
Surplus office supplies are handled by Receiving and Facilities in which they are either redistributed on campus, donated to local organizations such as Compassionate Warehouse, sent to BC Asset Disposal, sold or recycled.
Camosun continues to seek out ways in which it can reduce its printing by making applicable resources and departments "paperless". For example, efforts to reduce office printing have resulted in all of Camosun's reports and documents being available online. Receipts handled by finance, including parking and registration receipts have gone paperless. The bookstore offers ebook options as well.
Free printing for students is not provided. All printers at Camosun are set to default to printing double sided.
Camosun does not have any residence buildings.
Organics, including food waste were included in the waste audits performed in 2013 and 2014.
Camosun dining services use compostable plates, takeout containers, soup bowl and coffee cups.
All dine-in meals are served with reusable containers and cutlery. Takeout containers, soup bowls and coffee cups are compostable. All napkins are made of 100% recycled materials.
Receive $0.10 off drinks when a reusable mug is used.
Dining food services divert materials and separate waste into glass, plastics, cans/ aluminum, paper and cardboard and soft plastics for recycling. Styrofoam is not accepted from suppliers. Organic waste is separated into pre and post consumer waste for separation in compost stream. A company called Level Ground pick up 100% of plastic vacuum bags from coffee for reuse in coffee regions as small business supplies (women make bags and purses and sell to tourists). All Coffee grounds, kitchen waste paper towels are composted. Food services purchase in bulk whenever possible.
Separation bins are located throughout our foodservices – both front and back of house for recycling purposes. Staff is trained as to what products go where and students are encouraged verbally and with directive signage to divert waste into the correct stream. Food services continue to look for more efficient and environmentally sound packaging solutions.
Camosun actively participates in several composting programs. However, the waste audit preformed at Camosun included composted materials into the category of "Waste recycled" which is why it is reported that 0.0 tonnes of waste was composted for the performance and baseline years.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.