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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 Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Western University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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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:

Western currently works with “Recycle Your Electronics”, a third-party recycling organization which sends the electronic waste collected to designated Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) sites.

At these OES collection sites, used electronics are managed according to a high standard of worker health and safety and compliance to environmental protection and regulations; transportation, reuse/refurbish and recycling.

http://www.recycleyourelectronics.ca/Office/FAQ.aspx


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

Western currently recycles the following electronics: batteries, ink cartridges, cell phones and computers, among other electronic devices.

Staff and faculty can bring their e-waste to the loading dock located in the Graphic Services Building or put them in one of the e-waste collection carts located in different areas of campus.


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

Western recycles the following e-waste generated by students: batteries, ink cartridges, cell phones, computers, among other electronic devices.

Western has bins set up at the end of the school year in each residence for students to drop off their electronic waste. Usually, a couple of bins of e-waste are collected from each residence building during this period.

Furthermore, the Green Boards located in each building have the e-waste contact information and students can call the Service Center to arrange a pick up time.


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

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