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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 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
OP-T2-41: Chemical Reuse Inventory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lois Dvorsky
Environmental Services Officer
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution implemented a campus-wide inventory system to facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) has a Recycle Chemical Program that encourages labs to reduce their chemical inventory by relinquishing surplus chemicals that are then made available to other labs on campus.

The surplus chemical inventory is a searchable electronic database called Chematix that is available to all labs registered in the database. To access Chematix, a lab simply has to register, and then can use the inventory to donate chemicals or to request surplus chemicals from EHS. Donated chemicals are picked up directly from the lab by EHS and chemicals requested from surplus are delivered to the lab within 1-3 business days.

In addition, this program is promoted by the Office of Sustainability through their Green Spaces Certification Program for labs (http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/greenspaces).


The website URL where information about the practice is available:

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.