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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 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Gavin Douglas
Waste management
Waste Management Solutions
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Audits and all old or redundant chemicals are disposed of.


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

Service of specialist waste disposal contractors Ocon Chemicals. Documentation and licensed facilities for Safe use and disposal of potentially hazardous materials.


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

No significant release of any hazardous materials during the period.


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

Within departments - e.g. chemistry uses LabCup programme to inventory chemicals.


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:

Bring to sites for WEEE waste. Trollies are provided at various points around campus in order to safely collect WEEE items. These are in turn exchanged when full and sent for Recycling and Recovery in a licensed facility.


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:
17 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.