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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 Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ronda Chapman-Duer
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Division of Operations
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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:

eAsset Solutions is committed to environmentally friendly recycling and workplace safety; our practices go above and beyond state and federal regulations adhering to a much more rigorous standard developed by R2 Solutions. Please see the attached PDF, "Why choose an R2 recycler". Every certified R2 recycler has been rigorously audited by an independent third party auditor that evaluates each recycler in more than 50 areas of operational and environmental performance. These areas include, but are not limited to, ensuring that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers safety is protected, and environmental standards are met. Regarding e-waste recycling and environmental standards - all of eAsset Solutions downstream partners (where our processed material goes for further refinement) have been audited and also must comply and be certified with either R2 or e-Stewards. In addition, eAsset Solutions and all of its vendor partners must also comply with an approved Environmental Management System such as ISO 14001 and/or The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS). eAsset Solutions is ISO 14001 Certified.


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

GW community members can submit a FixIt ticket to request removal of GW owned electronics such as printers (with paper removed), PC's, CRT monitors, laptop computers, hard drives, networking equipment, telephones and other office e-waste from Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and VSTC locations. The DivOps Transportation Services team will pick up these items and deliver them to the Sea-Crate behind the Support Building.


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

There are four collections bins on campus where students can deposit electronic equipment to be recycled. The materials are collected by our Facilities staff and distributed with the other electronic waste generated by the campus community.


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

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