Develop a Plastic-Free or Zero-Waste Task Force including students, staff, faculty from appropriate departments, and administration that develops a roadmap to a plastic free campus. This includes setting goal dates for remaining steps of this pledge.
Immediate elimination of all non-essential, non-compostable, single-use disposable plastics with readily available alternatives. In this step the Task Force will identify the items that are harder to eliminate because of a lack of available alternatives. All campuses are expected to ensure that disposable products are still available for accessibility reasons where applicable.
Establish a procurement and/or purchasing policy which provides the framework for the long-term elimination of all non-essential, non-compostable, single-use disposable plastics – both provided by the institution and those provided by contracted food vendors. This policy will focus on systematically switching all of these items to reusables or compostables that don’t contain PFAS.
Implementation of campus-wide systems that facilitate the proper collection and management of the non-disposable products from step 3.