Environmental Health & Safety
Hazardous Waste Management
- Saint Louis University's Facilities Management department (FM) has switched all fluorescent lighting ballast to electronic ballast.
- SLU now uses digital electronic thermostats instead of mercury containing thermostats and rechargeable batteries whenever possible.
- EXIT light luminaries have been replaced with LED units with compact battery units as opposed to lead acid units.
- Universal and e-waste generated by SLU's FM department is collected, handled, stored and shipped in accordance with EPA guidelines. FM has partnered with local vendors, Waste Management & Midwest Recycling Center, for proper recycling and disposal.
- Universal waste includes lamps containing mercury (i.e. fluorescent and CFL lights), batteries and mercury-containing equipment (i.e. thermostats).
- This service is utilized during all lighting upgrades performed on campus.
- 58% of cleaning products (by total expenditures) are Green Seal certified
- These cleaning products contain: no carcinogens, toxins or other restricted compounds, no asthma-causing ingredients and limits to VOCs. Green Seal products are biodegradable and non-toxic to aquatic life.
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