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Commitment to Waste Reduction

C-20: Commitment to Waste Reduction

Adoption Date: 03/21/94  |  Revision Date: 05/18/08  |  Revision Date: 09/23/08

The Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of conserving natural resources and that the proper disposal of waste in Illinois and across the country has become a serious problem given diminishing landfills. Therefore, and in compliance with Illinois Public Act 86-1363, the Board of Trustees hereby supports the development and implementation of a Waste Reduction Program for Prairie State College.

The Waste Reduction Program shall include source reduction, recycling, and the purchasing of products with a recycled content. Ongoing education of faculty, staff, students and the community, with regard to waste reduction, shall also be included in the College's program.

In adopting a waste reduction policy, the Board hereby commits Prairie State College to act with heightened environmental responsibility. Faculty, staff and students of the College shall be expected to comply with the waste reduction program.

The Board authorizes the College President to oversee the development of a waste reduction program, understanding that a resource commitment will be necessary by the institution. The Board authorizes the President to implement the program, and to provide periodic reports to the Board of Trustees inclusive of costs and benefits. The President shall also be responsible for causing the development of related administrative rules and procedures.