Recycling & Waste Management Working Group

Purpose:

Identifies goals, best practices, and opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials purchased by the University.

Specific Responsibilities

Develop strategies, policies, and procedures to:

  • Develop a sustainable purchasing program
  • Reduce environmental and carbon footprint via the purchasing program
  • Increase efficient use of purchased products and materials
  • Increase recycled content and regional sourcing of purchased products and materials
  • Reduce waste
  • Increase the University’s recycling rate
  • Develop and recommend criteria for waste and recycling audits and action plans
  • Recommend pilot programs and pilot projects to test and verify the proposed strategies, policies and procedures
  • Recommend projects to the Sustainability Steering Committee

The Recycling and Waste Management Working Group includes:

Name School/College/Department Position
Co-Chairs:
Douglas Zook School of Education
Richard Stack Office of Purchasing Services
Administration:
Craig Hill Auxiliary Services
Webb Lancaster Auxiliary Services
Woodrow Freese Office of Residence Life
David Rini BUMC Administration
Faculty:
Douglas Zook School of Education
Staff:
Dennis Carlberg Facilities Management & Planning
Richard Stack Office of Purchasing Services
Paul Kelly Environmental Management
Mike Lyons Facilities Management & Planning
Sarah Morrissey Sustainability Coordinator
Students:
Rachael Weil Undergraduate Student, CAS
Dorothy Dinoto Undergraduate Student