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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 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Illinois at Chicago
Tier2-4: Chemical Reuse Inventory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution implemented a campus-wide inventory system to facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

UIC's Environmental Health and Safety Office operates the Chemical Redistribution Program which helps avoid purchase costs, reduce disposal costs, and minimize waste generation.

Additionally, the Environmental Health and Safety Office is in the process of implementing a solvent recycling program on campus. Laboratories will be able to distill solvents to a grade pure enough for reuse. By reusing the solvents, there will be cost savings from reduced new solvent purchases and reduced hazardous waste disposal costs will be realized. Further, there will be reduced emissions from transportation of the virgin and waste materials since they will form a closed loop on campus.
This list of chemicals is only accessible to the UIC campus community.


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.