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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 Michele Hebert
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2011
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University of Alaska Fairbanks
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

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Office of Sustainability
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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 all 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:

All of our electronic waste is shipped to Total Reclaim. For a small fee Total Reclaim recycles electronics and disposes of the hazardous waste in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Total Reclaim also takes steps to insure that workers are not exposed to hazardous materials such as lead or mercury.


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

The institution can also utilize the Really Free Market, as well as the Surplus Warehouse.

Lead-acid batteries are transported to ABS Alaskan on Van Horn Road. All other types of batteries are collected by EHS&RM HazMat section and submitted to PSC. Fluorescent lamps and CRT's are shipped to EcoLights/Total Reclaim. The parent company of Ecolights, located in Seattle WA, is Total Reclaim Environmental Services. Total Reclaim has a facility located in Anchorage and currently UAF ships both fluorescent lamps and CRTs to their Anchorage Facility.


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

"There is an event called the Really Free Market, which is held on the Saturday's of May 21st and August 20th lasting from 10AM to noon in the Patty Center Parking Lot. This event was created to have an opportunity to give people a place to swap or exchange materials that would otherwise be not used or thrown away. The left over material, which does include electronic waste, is then collected and recycled by UAF." Rodney Carpluk


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

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