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  1. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hello Pete and Shawn,

    I was able to reach Tech Services by phone this past week and learned that they do not have any toner cartridge recyling options beyond the mail-ins that the manufacturers offer. I will touch base with the person who inquired this week to let her know and to let her know that Purchasing is still awaiting further information from Office Depot.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  2. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hello Pete and Shawn--

    This past week, I recontacted Purchasing and Tech Services to follow up on my inquiries about toner cartridge recycling. Aaron Finder at Purchasing has received some information on Office Depot's program and is pursuing additional information from them. I have not heard back from Tech Services and will try to phone them this week.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  3. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hello Pete and Shawn--

    I don't have any zero waste activities to report for the past week. I have not received any further news on toner cartridge drop-off sites and will follow up on the inquiries I made in August in the next day or two.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  4. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

    Associated Project(s): 

    Hi Pete and Shawn—

    This week’s zero waste activities centered on investigating convenient options for campus units to drop off toner cartridges for recycling. Aaron Finder from Purchasing noted that Office Depot may have a solution for us. He is working on including me in his quarterly meeting with them to discuss it.

    Best regards,
    Marya

  5. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hi Pete and Shawn—

    This past week, Morgan forwarded me an inquiry about pickup service for used toner cartridges, which I will research and formulate a reply to.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  6. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hi Pete and Shawn--

    This past week, I contacted Morgan White about bringing the glove recycling program to the attention of the Green Labs Committee this fall.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  7. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hi Pete and Shawn--

    This week's zero waste activities were

    • To coordinate with Morgan on an offer from the Student Alumni Ambassadors to help with zero waste actions on the iHelp Day of Service, Sept. 28. I replied to them with a cc to Morgan to see what projects we may have that student volunteers can help with.
    • To respond to a University of Virginia survey on organizational recycling.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  8. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hi Pete and Shawn--

    There were no zero waste activities this past week on my part. Morgan White submitted the semester report for zero waste coordination to SSC and noted that the dual bins have been ordered for installation at a handful of locations around campus. She anticipates that they will be installed this fall.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  9. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hi Pete and Shawn—

    Morgan attended the Greenovation Award presentation. Kimberly-Clark gives the award in recognition of waste diverted from the landfill through the Right Cycle program. The award was presented to Serenity Desmond of Noyes Lab on May 28. Morgan talked with Sara Portillo (the K-C representative) and a VWR representative and heard suggestions for increasing sustainability in labs. We’ll recontact in the fall, when the Green Labs Committee starts meeting.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  10. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

    Associated Project(s): 

    Hi Pete and Shawn--

    Zero waste activities for this past week were that I

    • Drafted a scope change request to SSC to extend the funding period for the Zero Waste Coordination Project through July 31, 2020.
    • Drafted the Spring 2019 Semesterly Report to SSC for the Zero Waste Coordination Project.
    • Sent both drafts to Morgan for her review.
    • Read through the final versions of the Spring 2019 PWR Recommendations.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

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