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10/01/2011RCRA Orientation Manual 2011Publication
 Description: This manual provides introductory information on the solid and hazardous waste management programs under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Designed for EPA and state staff, members of the regulated community, and the general public who wish to better understand RCRA, this document constitutes a review of the RCRA program and is not a substitute for RCRA or its implementing regulations. This document updates the 2008 RCRA Orientation Manual (EPA530-R-07-010).
 
09/01/2007Teach English, Teach about the Environment: A Resource for Teachers of Adult English for Speakers of Other LanguagesPublication
 Description: This document can help instructors teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to adult students while introducing basic concepts about the environment and individual environmental responsibility. These concepts can help the newly-arrived be part of cleaner and healthier communities by understanding and practicing the 3Rs of solid waste management: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
 
02/01/2007Tools to Reduce Waste in SchoolsPublication
 Description: This document helps schools and school districts reduce the amount of waste that they generate. It discusses how to start a waste reduction program or expand an existing one. The guide will also describe how a waste reduction program can benefit schools, communities, and the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling waste.
 
07/01/2006Environmental Protection Begins with You: A Guide to Environmental Community ServicePublication
 Description: This document contains examples of volunteer projects related to solid waste management and highlights the many benefits and opportunities for both experienced volunteers and those looking to participate in service projects for the first time. Volunteering provides the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, meet new people, learn new skills, and put ideas and talents to work.
 
05/01/2006Make a Difference in Your School: A How-to Guide for Engaging Students in Resource Conservation and Waste ReductionPublication
 Description: This document provides advice, ideas, and inspiration to teachers, school administrators, and others for planning a hands-on environmental day at school. It also provides ways to teach students about reducing waste, reusing materials instead of throwing them away, recycling, composting, and conserving natural resources and energy. EPA hopes that schools across the country will embrace the ideas presented in the document and involve their students in environmental studies and activities.
 
06/01/2005The Quest for Less - Activities and Resource for Teaching K-6Publication
 Description: This document provides hands-on lessons and activities, enrichment ideas, journal writing assignments and other educational tools and skills to encourage students to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Teachers can use the to develop or supplement their lesson plans, as special week-long units on the environment and solid waste, or to commemorate Earth Day. Replaces 530-R-00-008.
 
09/01/2003APRENDIENDO A TRAVES DEL SERVICIO: EDUCACION FUERA DE LA AULA (Spanish - Service-Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom)Publication
 Description: This document describes how students across the country are gaining hands-on awareness of waste reduction, recycling, and composting, through solid waste service-learning projects. Service-learning is an educational experience that combines knowledge with service and personal reflection and is teaching kindergarten through 12th-grade students various aspects of safe solid waste management. This booklet contains 17 profiles of school-based and community projects. Contacts and additional resources are also included to provide information on how to start a solid waste service-learning program.
 
02/01/2003Your Life, Your World, Your Choices: Everything You Do Can Make a Difference! (kit)Publication
 Description: This kit is a collection of materials that show how individuals can make a difference. These materials can be used in schools, at home, or with community groups, and can help you: increase your awareness of how your personal decisions affect the environment; make more informed choices in your day-to-day life to help protect the environment; volunteer with community groups, nonprofit groups, government agencies, or others to help promote or solve an environmental issue; and learn about environmental careers. The kit includes the publications Volunteer for Change: A Guide to Environmental Community Service (EPA530-K-01-002); Science Fair Fun: Designing Environmental Science Projects (EPA530-K-00-008); Service-Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom (EPA530-K-02-001); You Can Make a Difference: Learn about Careers in Waste Management (EPA530-F-02-011); "Greenscaping" Your Lawn and Garden (EPA530-K-03-002); Reuse + Recycling = Waste Reduction: A Guide for Schools and Groups (EPA530-K-03-001); The Life Cycle of a CD or DVD poster (EPA530-H-03-002); A Collection of Solid Waste Resources on CD-ROM 2003 Edition (EPA530-C-03-001); Be Waste Aware -Waste Reduction Resources and Tools for Students (EPA530-F-03-056); The Life Cycle of a Cell Phone poster (EPA530-H-04-002); and The New Wave of Electronics: eCycling (EPA530-F-04-020).
 
06/24/2002CURRENT RECYCLING PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVESMemo
 Description: State and local authorities are primarily responsible for the management of municipal solid waste (MSW). National laws do not allow EPA to establish federal recycling regulations. EPA publishes information, provides technical support, and develops voluntary programs to encourage recycling. Since materials collected for recycling are determined by existing markets, EPA helps to develop new markets and expand existing markets for recovered materials by working with states, local communities, businesses, trade associations, and consumers.
 
10/30/2001ENVIRONMENTALLY AND ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE AREAS Memo
 Description: EPA provides, as a public service, information on the Internet regarding environmentally sensitive areas, test methods for solid wastes, and information about air and water. The document Sensitive Environments and the Siting of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities, May 1997 discusses sensitive types of environments that pose special challenges to the siting, expansion, and operation of hazardous waste management facilities. The Office of Solid Waste (OSW) web page provides links to a variety of methods-related information.
 
05/01/2001Voluntarios para el Cambio: Una Guia para el Servicio Comunitario Ambiental (Spanish - Volunteer for Change: A Guide to Environmental Community Service)Publication
 Description: This is the Spanish translation of Volunteer for Change: A Guide to Environmental Community Service. This booklet contains just a few examples of volunteer projects related to solid waste management. Many other community groups and organizations exist throughout the United States. We hope these stories will inspire and motivate you to participate in a local volunteer program or even start your own.
 
05/01/2001Volunteer for Change: A Guide to Environmental Community ServicePublication
 Description: This booklet contains just a few examples of volunteer projects related to solid waste management. Many other community groups and organizations exist throughout the United States. We hope these stories will inspire and motivate you to participate in a local volunteer program or even start your own.
 
01/01/2001Waste Transfer Stations: Involved Citizens Make the Difference Publication
 Description: This booklet describes key information needed to develop an opinion about a proposed or modified transfer station. It contains information on what role transfer stations play in the community, how they might impact the community, and how you as a concerned citizen can participate in the decisions concerning their location and operation.
 
12/01/2000Diversion en la Feria Cientifica: Disenando Proyectos Cientificos Ambientales (Spanish - Science Fair Fun: Designing Environmental Science Projects)Publication
 Description: This is the Spanish translation of Science Fair Fun: Designing Environmental Science Projects. This booklet is intended to provide students in grades 6 through 8 with ideas and resources for developing environmental science fair projects, specifically in the areas of reducing, reusing, and recycling waste materials.
 
12/01/2000Science Fair Fun: Designing Environmental Science Projects Publication
 Description: This booklet is intended to provide students in grades 6 through 8 with ideas and resources for developing environmental science fair projects, specifically in the areas of reducing, reusing, and recycling waste materials.
 
08/01/2000Los Protectores del Planeta Generan Menos Desechos desde un Principio: Una Historia sobre la Reutilizacion en la Tierra (Spanish - Planet Protectors Create Less Waste in the First Place)Publication
 Description: Spanish translation of Planet Protectors Create Less Waste in the First Place: A Story about Reuse on Earth. Provides answers to the question: "What on Earth can you do with an old jelly jar?" Gives tips for keeping an old jar out of the trash and giving it new life. Pictures may be colored. Included in the Planet Protectors Club Kit.
 
07/01/2000La Basura y el Cambio del Clima: Los Protectores del Planeta Descubren las Razones Escondidas para Reducir, Reutilizar, y Reciclar (Spanish: Trash and Climate Change)Publication
 Description: This is the Spanish translation of Trash and Climate Change: Planet Protectors Discover the Hidden Reasons to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. This activity guide contains activities for Planet Protectors to do which look at the concept of trash and climate change. This activity guide includes the Trash and Climate Change game (EPA530-K-00-001A) and need not be ordered separately from the guide.
 
07/01/2000Trash and Climate Change: Planet Protectors Discover the Hidden Reasons to Reduce, Reuse and RecyclePublication
 Description: This activity guide contains activities for Planet Protectors to do which look at the concept of trash and climate change. This activity guide includes the Trash and Climate Change game (EPA530-K-00-001A) and need not be ordered separately from the guide.
 
07/01/2000Trash and Climate Change: Play the game and Make the ConnectionPublication
 Description: This game teaches Planet Protectors about the effects of Trash and Climate Change. It is an insert within the Trash and Climate Change activity guide (EPA530-K-00-001)
 
09/01/1999Planet Protectors Create Less Waste in the First Place! Poster (What on earth can you do with an old jelly jar?)Publication
 Description: This poster emphasizes the importance of waste prevention by reducing, reusing and recycling. Poster summarizes the ways to reuse an old jelly jar.
 
09/01/1999Planet Protectors Create Less Waste in the First Place! A Story About Reuse on EarthPublication
 Description: This coloring book emphasizes the importance of waste prevention by reducing, reusing and recycling. The booklet suggests several ways to reuse an old jelly jar.
 
01/01/1999Reusable News (Winter 1999)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News focuses on recycling rates and successful programs in schools. The newsletter also highlights EPA's new education tools, the Planet Protectors Club kit, the renewed waste prevention, recycling and federal acquisition Executive Order, and recycling investment forums.
 
12/01/1998El Caso del Circulo Roto (Spanish Translation of The Case of the Broken Loop)Publication
 Description: Spanish translation of the activity guide The Case of the Broken Loop (530-K-98-002). This activity guide targets students in grades 4-6, and is included in the Planet Protectors Club Kit (530-E-98-002). The activity guide encourages kids to solve puzzles and learn about conserving natural resources through recycling, reuse, and composting.
 
12/01/1998Sigue el Rastro! (Spanish Translation of Follow That Trail!)Publication
 Description: This Spanish translation of the activity guide targets students in grades K-3, and is included in the Planet Protectors Club Kit (530-E-98-002). The activity guide allows kids to learn about conserving natural resources through recycling, reuse, and composting.
 
09/15/1998Resources on Waste for Your Home and CommunityPublication
 Description: This catalog describes publications that will be useful to consumers, students and teachers on topics such as recycling, composting, and environmental education. The document also refers to publications that clarify regulatory requirements for these topics.
 
09/01/1998Case of the Broken LoopPublication
 Description: This activity guide targets students in grades 4-6, and is included in the Planet Protectors Club Kit (530-E-98-002). The activity guide encourages kids to solve puzzles and learn about conserving natural resources through recycling, reuse, and composting.
 
09/01/1998Follow That Trail!Publication
 Description: This activity book for grades K-3 is part of the Planet Protectors Club Kit. Students follow the trail through a maze, a rebus, and other fun activities to find out where bottles and cans go after they are recycled, and other facts about resource conservation. Also available in Spanish.
 
09/01/1998Planet Protectors Club CertificatePublication
 Description: The Planet Protectors certificate is available as part of the Planet Protectors kit (530-E-98-002), and additional copies of the certificate may be ordered using 530-E-98-002c. The document provides space for the student's name, as well as the signature of the person awarding the certificate.
 
09/01/1998Planet Protectors Club Certificate (Spanish)Publication
 Description: The Planet Protectors certificate is available as part of the Planet Protectors kit (530-E-98-002), and additional copies of the certificate may be ordered using 530-E-98-002cs. The document provides space for the student's name, as well as the signature of the person awarding the certificate.
 
09/01/1998Planet Protectors Club Member BadgePublication
 Description: The Planet Protectors badge is available as part of the Planet Protectors Club Kit (530-E-98-002), and individual copies can be ordered with 530-E-98-002d. The purple, fold-out badge includes the Planet Protectors logo and a place to glue the member's picture.
 
09/01/1998Planet Protectors Club Member Badge (Spanish)Publication
 Description: This document is the Spanish version of the Planet Protectors Club Member Badge (EPA530-E-98-002d). The purple, fold-out badge includes the Planet Protectors logo and a place to glue the member's picture.
 
09/01/1998Planet Protectors Club {Complete Kit}Publication
 Description: This kit provides resources to teach elementary school students about solid waste issues, including recycling, reuse, and composting. The kit includes Follow That Trail! (EPA530-K-98-001), The Case of the Broken Loop (EPA530-K-98-002), Planet Protectors Club Certificate (EPA530-E-98-002c), Planet Protectors Club Badge (EPA530-E-98-002d), Planet Protectors Create Less Waste in the First Place (EPA530-K-99-006), and Trash and Climate Change (EPA530-K-00-001).
 
09/01/1998Planet Protectors Club: Adults' Pocket GuidePublication
 Description: This pocket guide describes the Planet Protectors Club Kit, and outlines the skills and tools required for students to use the Kit resources. The brochure also lists the concepts and vocabulary students will learn from the activities included in the Kit.
 
09/01/1998Planet Protectors Club: Kids' Pocket GuidePublication
 Description: This pocket guide describes the Planet Protectors Club Kit from the student's perspective, and encourages kids to join the Planet Protectors Club.
 
09/01/1996The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid WastePublication
 Description: This document describes how consumers can reduce their garbage production by making environmentally aware decisions about the products and packaging they purchase, use, and ultimately dispose of. Suggestions follow four basic principles: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respond. Also lists state environmental agencies, as well as other publications and sources.
 
02/05/1996Reusable News Bulletin (January/February 1996)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News provides an update on EPA’s Jobs Through Recycling program, and an introduction to the Buy Recycled Institute which was launched by EPA and the US Conference of Mayors to provide one-day workshops around the country to teach participants how to identify recycling markets. It also contains an overview of the services provided by The Environmental Recycling Hotline, and a summary of the goals of the National Backyard Composting Council. Brief summaries of four new solid waste management documents are also included in the newsletter.
 
02/01/1996Managing Used Oil: Advice for Small BusinessesPublication
 Description: Summarizes EPA's used oil management standards for businesses such as service stations, fleet maintenance facilities, and "quick lube" shops that generate and handle used oil. Provides the regulatory definition of used oil and lists what used oil is and what it is not. Describes different types of businesses that handle used oil. Explains standards businesses should observe when handling used oil and oil filters. Recommends cleanup practices. Also available in Spanish.
 
03/15/1994Collecting Used Oil for Recycling/Reuse: Tips for Consumers Who Change Their Own Motor Oil and Oil FiltersPublication
 Description: Provides step-by-step instructions for changing motor oil, recycling the used oil, and changing and recycling oil filters. Lists uses for recycled oil.
 
01/15/1994WasteWise Tip Sheet: WasteWise Program Road MapPublication
 Description: This document describes and explains how to participate in EPA's WasteWi$e program and describes the assistance offered by EPA to participants.
 
10/05/1993RESPONSE REGARDING NEEDLESTICK INJURIES IN THE SHARPS RECYCLING INDUSTRYMemo
 Description: EPA plans to update Disposal Tips for Home Health Care to emphasize that containers in which sharps are disposed should not be recycled.
 
10/15/1992Green Advertising ClaimsPublication
 Description: Helps consumers decide about the environmental claims of products. Cautions against vague claims, claims of biodegradability, and claims that products are ozone-friendly. Provides government information sources.
 
06/01/1992Reusable News (Summer 1992)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News highlights examples of successful municipal solid waste educational efforts, such as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's waste management program, EPA curriculum tools, and EPA's joint outreach with the U.S. Postal Service to promote recycling. It also introduces the new feature ""Taking Action,"" which profiles individual citizens' efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
 
04/15/1992Recycle: You Can Make a Ton of Difference (Brochure)Publication
 Description: Introduces the national recycling campaign by providing an overview of solid waste problems and recycling solutions.
 
08/15/1990Let's Reduce and Recycle: A Curriculum for Solid Waste AwarenessPublication
 Description: Provides a tool for educational instructors to stimulate the discussion of solid waste issues and heighten young people's awareness of the issues. Includes lesson plans for grades K through 6 and 7 through 12. Also includes a resource list of related publications. Why Teach Trash, 530-SW-90-005a, is an insert that automatically accompanies Let's Reduce & Recycle.
 
08/15/1990School Recycling Programs: A Handbook for EducatorsPublication
 Description: Illustrates school recycling program options, along with step-by-step instructions in this booklet on how to set one up. Instructions for applying for the President's Environmental Youth Awards included.
 
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