|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2014|
Environmental Sustainability Manager
Chemical purchasing has shifted from bulk ordering to targeted ordering, to reduce the amount of excess chemical stock on hand and eventual disposal. A sharp decline in chemical waste has been achieved through this revision in the ordering process.
In addition, every effort is made to reuse materials before they are disposed of. For example, all surplus chemical material is reused in teaching labs in appropriate departments when possible.
First, we recycle as much as possible. Mercury, Florescent lights and ballast, oil are all recycled.
For non-recyclables we have a vendor that collects material for us twice a year. These collected materials are processed one of three ways: neutralized, incinerated, or landfilled at specially designated sites.
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