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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 Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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University of Northern Iowa
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

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University Sustainability Coordinator
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 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:

The University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa jointly bid a contract for responsible recycling of electronic waste. All considerations above are outlined within the contract.


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

The University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa jointly bid a contract for responsible recycling of electronic waste. All considerations above are outlined within the contract.


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

Student waste is handled differently than the institutional waste. The main outlet for this waste is through utilization of the Goodwill-Dell Reconnect program. Additionally, a number of places exist on campus to collect small amounts of e-waste.


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

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