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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
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:

USF has contractors who take away electronic waste for the purpose of recycling and disposal. The licensed contractors that USF uses are required to follow environmental guidelines for recycling and disposal as per the EPA.


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

Creative Recycling Systems is an industry leader in asset management and the recycling and reuse of a vast array of end-of-life and obsolete computers, computer monitors and other electronic equipment. In their continuing effort to offset the rapidly increasing burden on the environment, CRS addresses these issues through innovation and integration of the latest state-of-the-art recycling systems into our processing facility in Tampa, Florida.


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

Students also can make use of Creative Recycling Systems and other local agencies. Student groups also coordinate the re-use and donation of cell phones and other electronic devices.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program 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.