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  1. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hi Pete and Shawn—

    This past week, I reviewed PWR and ZW SWATeam recommendations, the F&S Indoor Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Report, and a recent version of a campus recycling FAQ that Morgan had commented on. I sent an update on toner cartridge recycling, which is one of the FAQ topics. I also read the SWATeam iCAP 2020 evaluation and sent Morgan a few comments on it.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  2. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    Hello Pete and Shawn,

    I let the person who inquired about toner cartridge recycling last month know that Purchasing is still awaiting further information from Office Depot. Aaron Finder from Purchasing will let me know when he hears from them.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  3. PWR020 F&S Waste Report Endorsement - Successful

    Dr. Evan DeLucia, Director of iSEE, agreed to send a letter of support to F&S and to have iSEE help promote these efforts across campus.

    See the transmittal of PWR020 F&S Waste Report Endorsement Recommendation.

    See SWATeam Recommendation PWR020 F&S Waste Report Endorsement here.

    For future updates on this recommendation, visit the Zero Waste project.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

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    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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