- Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that implement a campus-wide system to facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals.
- Environmental Benefits: Reuse and recycling is the most preferable option when dealing with used chemicals, as it minimizes the energy expended creating new ones.
- Scoring: Institutions earn 0.25 points for meeting the criteria outlined above.
CSU Channel Islands Summary:
The Science programs at CI have moved towards micro-scale procedures for teaching labs and continually evaluate options for lower hazard, lower volume or no hazard procedures for teaching. Biology has transitioned from toxic to non-toxic tissue fixatives. Chemistry and Biology have an informal material exchange. Surplus chemicals are donated rather than disposed and small quantities of unusual or one time use materials are borrowed to prevent unnecessary purchases.
Information Received From:
Bill Kupfer: Director Environment, Safety and Risk Management