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Campus Sustainability - 10 Year Plan

Recycling

Short-Term Goals (enacted since June 2007 or to be completed by end of 2009)

Goal R1

Install paper, plastic, can and battery recycling points throughout campus – ACHIEVED

Timeline

June 2008 – December 2009

Goal Summary

  • Objective: Reduce solid landfill & incinerator waste generated by campus by introducing recycling collection bins for a range of recyclable materials
  • Metrics for Success: Installation and use of recycling bins
  • Current Practice: Paper is recycled in offices
  • Costs & Funding: Purchase of recycling bins / cost of collection & removal
  • Implementing Agents: Office of Buildings and Grounds

Actions to be taken

  • Purchase  recycling bins for bottles, cans , plastics and install them in various public areas on campus including main cafeteria and satellite cafeteria locations

 Intermediate Goals (1-5 years)


Goal R2

Recycle vegetable oil in the Green Boat – ONGOING

Timeline

2009 – 2010

Goal Summary

  • Objectives: Save money by not having to purchase fuel for training vessel
  • Metrics for success – Calculate dollars saved by not having to purchase fuel to run the Boat
  • Cost & Funding - $4,000.00 for vessel conversion, Perkins Grant $19,000.00 to pay Captains to operate vessel with volunteer students on weekends. NOAA Grant

Actions to be taken

  • Arrange with college food service to receive used cooking oil to fuel Green Boat

 

Goal R3

Recycle an estimated one ton of plastics and cans – ONGOING

Timeline

January 2009 – December 2012

Goal Summary

  • Objective: Reduce solid landfill & incinerator waste generated by campus by one ton
  • Metrics for Success : Quarterly Reports from Royal Recycling Solutions
  • Implementing Agents: Office of Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Health & Safety Officer, Panda House (on-campus food service) and Royal Recycling Solutions

Actions to be taken

  • Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
  • Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community

 

Goal R4

Recycle estimated 20 tons of cardboard – ONGOING

Timeline

January 2009 – December 2012

Goal Summary

  • Objective: Save approximately 500 trees
  • Implementing Agents: Royal Recycling Solutions

Actions to be taken

  • Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
  • Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community

 

Goal R5

Recycle estimated 32 tons of paper – ONGOING

Timeline

January 2009 – December 2012

Goal Summary

  • Objective: Save approximately 800 trees      
  • Implementing Agents: Royal Recycling Solutions

Actions to be taken

  • Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
  • Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community

 

Goal R6

Recycle estimated one half ton of batteries - ONGOING

Timeline

January 2009 – December 2012

Goal Summary

  • Implementing Agents: Royal Recycling Solutions

Actions to be taken

  • Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
  • Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community

 

Goal R7

Require college food service to implement New York State’s Bottled Beverage Recycling Bill

Timeline

2010 – 2011

Goal Summary

  • Implementing Agents: Panda House : KCC student clubs

Actions to be taken

  • Food Service currently collects five cent deposit from customers for each beverage container purchased.  However, it does not currently accept returns or provide refunds
  • To increase recycling determine best method for the collection of returned bottles
  • Consider the usage of bottle return vending machines and, if acceptable, install machines
  • Offer student clubs the opportunity to collect return deposit bottles on campus (only) to utilize refund money collected for student club activities

 


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