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Our objective is to consider the environmental and social impacts of goods and services, and long-term operations and maintenance costs along with the initial cost in procurement decision-making.

  • In Summer 2018 we began to phase out the use of polystyrene (styrofoam) on campus.  As of August 2018, polystyrene (styrofoam) containers and serviceware are no longer allowed to be purchased by or for any University-affiliated operations or events.  During the phase-out period, styrofoam of any kind is not to be used at events designated as "zero-waste". 

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