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09/01/2009Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Materials and Land Management PracticesPublication
 Description: This document discusses the significant potential to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through materials management (e.g., recycling and waste prevention), and land management (e.g., brownfield redevelopment, land restoration, and smart growth). This document offers a new perspective on opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
 
04/01/2009AssessingátheáManagementáofáLeadáináScrapáMetaláandáElectricáArcáFurnace DustPublication
 Description: This document investigates the sources of lead in ferrous scrap metal and potential methods for increasing the recovery of lead and reducing the lead content of scrap metal used as a raw material in electric arc furnaces (EAFs), thereby potentially reducing the lead content of the EAF air emission control dust/sludge (listed as K061 RCRA hazardous waste) generated from EAF operations.
 
01/01/2009National Lead Free Wheel Weight InitiativePublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes the National Lead-Free Wheel Weight Initiative (NLFWWI), which was developed as a partnership among federal agencies, states, wheel weight manufacturers, retailers, tire manufacturers, automobile trade associations, and environmentalists to reduce the use of lead and encourage the use of an alternative, steel, in the manufacture and use of wheel balancing weights.
 
06/01/2006GreenScaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier YardPublication
 Description: This document describes five steps to GreenScape your lawn, a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources.
 
06/01/2006Jardineria Ecologica: La manera facil de lograr un jardin mas verdoso y saludable (Spanish - GreenScaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard)Publication
 Description: This document is the Spanish version of GreenScaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard (EPA530-K-06-002). This document describes five steps to GreenScape your lawn, a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources.
 
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.
 
05/01/2005GreenScapes: Environmentally Beneficial LandscapingPublication
 Description: This document describes GreenScapes, environmentally-friendly designs for landscaping that can help conserve natural resources, prevent waste and pollution, and save money.
 
02/01/2004El Ciclo de Vida de un CD o DVD (Spanish - The Life Cycle of a CD or DVD) (Poster)Publication
 Description: This poster is the Spanish version of The Life Cycle of a CD or DVD (EPA530-H-03-002). This poster follows the life cycle of a CD or DVD, including how these products are made and how to reduce their environmental impacts.
 
01/01/2004RCRA In Focus: Furniture Manufacturing and RefinishingPublication
 Description: This document discusses the RCRA requirements for furniture manufacturing and refinishing facilities that generate hazardous waste. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other pertinent laws, and a list of additional resources
 
08/01/2003RCRA EN FOCO: TRANSPORTE DE CARGA POR CARRETERA Y FERROCARRIL (Spanish - RCRA In Focus: Motor Freight & Railroad Transportation)Publication
 Description: This document is the Spanish translation of RCRA In Focus: Motor Freight & Railroad Transportation (EPA530-K-00-003), which explains how the motor freight and railroad industry could be regulated under the RCRA program. It describes RCRA in general and includes a table detailing each requirement that might apply to this industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other pertinent laws, and a list of additional resources.
 
05/01/2003Reusable News (Spring 2003)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News discusses the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) and the efforts to study the benefits of recycling.
 
04/01/2003Beyond RCRA: Waste and Materials Management in the Year 2020Publication
 Description: This document is intended to provoke discussion and facilitate a public dialogue to explore possible directions for the mid to long-term future of the RCRA program.
 
04/01/2003Beyond RCRA: Waste and Materials Management in the Year 2020 (2020 Vision)Publication
 Description: This document, commonly referred to as the 2020 Vision, is intended to provoke discussion and facilitate a public dialogue to explore possible directions for the mid to long-term future of the RCRA program.
 
04/01/2003The Life Cycle of a CD or DVD (Poster)Publication
 Description: This poster follows the life cycle of a CD or DVD and discusses how these products are made and how you can help reduce their environmental impacts.
 
03/01/2003Climate Change and Waste: Reducing Waste Can Make a Difference (Kit Folder and Inserts)Publication
 Description: This folder describes the link between climate change and municipal solid waste, defines the greenhouse effect, details the consequences of climate change, and explains the benefits of waste reduction on climate change. The kit contains eight fact sheets, which are also available separately: Pay-As-You-Throw: A Cooling Effect on Climate Change (EPA530-F-03-008); WasteWise: Climate Benefits from Reducing Waste (EPA530-F-03-009); Getting on the Books with Waste Reduction (EPA530-F-02-019); Moving Targets (EPA530-F-02-020); Turning Garbage into Gold (EPA530-F-02-021); Cover Up with Compost (EPA530-F-02-022); Recycling the Hard Stuff (EPA530-F-02-023); and Cutting-Edge Software to Cut Emissions (EPA530-F-02-024).
 
12/01/2002RCRA En Foco: Mantenimiento De VehÝculos (Spanish - RCRA In Focus: Vehicle Maintenance)Publication
 Description: This is the Spanish translation of RCRA In Focus: Vehicle Maintenance. The RCRA in Focus series provides an overview of the basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in certain industries. This edition explains how the vehicle maintenance industry could be regulated under the RCRA program. It describes RCRA in general and includes a table detailing each requirement that might apply to this industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other laws that might be pertinent and a list of additional resources.
 
09/23/2002OSWER FEEDBACK ON THE PBT BRIEFING MATERIALSMemo
 Description: EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) announced the Resource Conservation Challenge that includes the National Waste Minimization Partnership Program, which strives to reduce the 1991 generation rates of 30 priority chemicals (many of which are considered persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals) by 50 percent by 2005 through voluntary partnerships. OSWER is working on other PBT projects, such as mercury-bearing hazardous waste studies, florescent lamp recycling programs, and studies on gasification technologies. EPA does not currently plan to add other PBTs to the original list of 12, but encourages voluntary actions to reduce the manufacture and use of PBT-like substances.
 
09/01/2002RCRA In Focus: Textile ManufacturingPublication
 Description: The RCRA in Focus series provides an overview of the basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in certain industries. This edition explains how the textile manufacturing industry could be regulated under the RCRA program. It describes RCRA in general and includes a table detailing each requirement that might apply to this industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other laws that might be pertinent and a list of additional resources.
 
07/01/2002Fact Sheet: Cover Up With CompostPublication
 Description: This document discusses landfill gas. Natural decomposition processes in landfills emit "landfill gas." Approximately half of that landfill gas is methane, the second leading greenhouse gas emitted in the United States. Landfill methane emissions are of national concern because they are the largest source (approximately 33 percent) of anthropogenic methane emissions in the United States.
 
07/01/2002Fact Sheet: Cutting-Edge Software to Cut EmissionsPublication
 Description: In 1998, the United States generated 220 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW). The landfilling and combustion of this waste resulted in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 65 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MTCE). Today, a variety of software programs and models are available to help managers and planners reduce emissions at state, local, business, and institutional levels. These tools can enable them to determine the impact of their practices on climate change and the environment, as well as strategies to reduce those impacts.
 
07/01/2002Fact Sheet: Moving TargetsPublication
 Description: This document discusses greenhouse gas emissions from the collection and transportation of wastes. Greenhouse gas emissions from the collection and transportation of waste and recyclables equaled 918,000 metric tons of carbon equivalent (MTCE) in 1997--accounting for 9 percent of the total net greenhouse gas emissions from waste management that year. These emissions result largely from the combustion of diesel in vehicles that transport mixed waste and recyclables from the waste source to transfer, disposal, or recovery facilities.
 
07/01/2002Fact Sheet: Recycling the Hard StuffPublication
 Description: Of the estimated 22.4 million tons of plastics produced in the United States in 1998, only about 5.4 percent were recovered for recycling. Plastics used in durable goods (such as cars, electronics, and appliances) account for the largest proportion by weight of plastics in U.S. municipal solid waste (MSW). However, the mixed waste stream characteristic of these harder, engineered plastics are difficult to separate and, thus, complex to recycle. New separation technologies could increase recycling rates for plastics significantly.
 
07/01/2002Success Story: Getting On The Books With Waste ReductionPublication
 Description: This document discusses how more and more companies that seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are recognizing the climate benefits of alternative waste management strategies, such as recycling and reuse. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Program provides a means for individuals, companies, and organizations to report their emissions reductions from recycling programs and other waste management activities.
 
07/01/2002Success Story: Turning Garbage Into GoldPublication
 Description: This document discusses the fact that organic waste comprises a significant portion of the U.S. municipal solid waste (MSW) stream. EPA estimates that the nation's MSW contained 85.7 million tons of paper and paperboard in 1999, 25.2 million tons of food discards, 27.7 million tons of yard trimmings, and 12.3 million tons of wood--adding up to 66 percent of the total waste stream. Similarly, compostable waste in Massachusetts accounts for as much as 70 percent of the state's total MSW by weight.
 
05/16/2002REGULATORY STATUS OF VANADIUM-CONTAINING WASTE (SPENT STRETFORD SOLUTION)Memo
 Description: The consent decree in EDF v. Browner, Civ. No. 89-0598 (D.D.C.), required EPA to decide whether or not to list several categories of petroleum refining wastes and to prepare a report on other waste categories. EPA determined that sludges from the Stretford process (which contain vanadium salts), catalysts from sulfur complex and H2S facilities, and vanadium-containing Stretford or Beavon-Stretford solutions do not require listing determinations (SEE ALSO: Listing Background Document for 1992-1996 Petroleum Refining Listing Determination, Study of Selected Petroleum Refining Residuals, and 63 FR 42110; 8/6/98). Hazardous waste listing determinations are wastestream-specific, not constituent-specific. Vanadium does not present sufficient risk to provide a basis for listing. EPA is deferring the use of the persistence, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) criteria for metals in its waste minimization program, since it is working to develop an Agency-wide approach. The Science Advisory Board (SAB) will review the 3MRA model, which estimates the chemical release, fate, exposure and resulting risks to human health and the environment (SEE ALSO: 64 FR 63382; 11/19/99).
 
10/31/2001REMOVAL OF COPPER FROM DRAFT RCRA PBT LISTMemo
 Description: In response to public comments, EPA has decided to create a single persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) Priority Chemical List for the Agency, rather than one that applies only to the RCRA program. EPA currently believes that copper does not score high enough using PBT methodology to warrant a position on the final PBT List.
 
08/14/2001BENEFITS OF BIOMASS ENERGYMemo
 Description: EPA recognizes the environmental benefits of renewable energy sources and biomass energy is an important component of the Administration’s National Energy Plan. A multi-agency effort known as the Biomass Initiative is coordinating and promoting federal biobased products and biomass energy research and development. Federal funding opportunities for biomass technologies may be available through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, the 504 Certified Development Company Loan Program, or the Loan Guarantee Program.
 
07/26/2001COPPER AS A PBT CHEMICALMemo
 Description: In response to public comments, EPA has decided to create a single persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) Priority Chemical List for the Agency, rather than one that applies only to the RCRA program. EPA currently believes that copper does not score high enough using PBT methodology to warrant a position on the final PBT List.
 
07/26/2001REMOVAL OF COPPER FROM EPA'S DRAFT PBT LISTMemo
 Description: In response to public comments, EPA has decided to create a single persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) Priority Chemical List for the Agency, rather than one that applies only to the RCRA program. EPA currently believes that copper does not score high enough using PBT methodology to warrant a position on the final PBT List.
 
06/01/2001Electronics: A New Opportunity for Waste Prevention, Reuse, and RecyclingPublication
 Description: This fact sheet provides information on ways you can reduce the environmental impact of electronic use and disposal through reuse, donation, recycling, and buying greener electronic products.
 
03/21/2001BIOPLEX WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGYMemo
 Description: In 1989, EPA published an “Agenda for Action” that proposed a solid waste management hierarchy of waste prevention, recycling, and waste disposal. Communities should implement an integrated solid waste management plan according to their individual needs. EPA research has shown that recycling and source reduction activities produce greater greenhouse gas savings than energy recovery from waste-to-energy facilities or landfill gas-to-energy projects.
 
09/12/2000RECYCLING OF SCRAP TIRESMemo
 Description: EPA does not require recycling of scrap tires. EPA encourages reuse and recycling of scrap tires by providing information on markets for these materials and by encouraging the purchase of products with recycled content. Approximately 270 million scrap tires are generated per year in United States.
 
09/01/2000RCRA In Focus: Leather ManufacturingPublication
 Description: The RCRA in Focus series provides an overview of the basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in certain industries. This edition explains how the leather manufacturing industry could be regulated under the RCRA program. It describes RCRA in general and includes a table detailing each requirement that might apply to this industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other laws that might be pertinent and a list of additional resources.
 
09/01/2000RCRA In Focus: Motor Freight & Railroad TransportationPublication
 Description: The RCRA in Focus series provides an overview of the basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in certain industries. This edition explains how the motor freight and railroad industry could be regulated under the RCRA program. It describes RCRA in general and includes a table detailing each requirement that might apply to this industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other laws that might be pertinent, and a list of additional resources.
 
08/07/2000FEDERAL CONTROLS OF DRY CLEANING FLUID PERCHLOROETHYLENEMemo
 Description: RCRA mandates EPA establish requirements for management of hazardous waste such as perc (perchloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene). EPA has developed numerous compliance assistance documents for dry cleaning industry. EPA’s Design for the Environment Program (DfE) forms voluntary partnerships to evaluate environmental considerations of products and processes.
 
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.
 
06/01/2000Bagley Downs Apartments, Eugene, OregonPublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes construction and demolition materials reduction efforts at Bagley Downs Apartments. This fact sheet is included in the Building Savings fact sheet packet (EPA530-F-00-001)
 
06/01/2000Erickson's Diversified Corporate Headquarters, Hudson, WisconsinPublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes construction materials reduction efforts at Erickson's Diversified Corporate Headquarters. This fact sheet is included in the Building Savings fact sheet packet (EPA530-F-00-001)
 
06/01/2000Four Times Square, New York, NYPublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes construction and demolition materials reduction efforts at Four Times Square. This fact sheet is included in the Building Savings fact sheet packet (EPA530-F-00-001)
 
06/01/2000Marion County Senator Block, Salem, OregonPublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes demolition materials reduction efforts at Marion County Senator Block. This fact sheet is included in the Building Savings fact sheet packet (EPA530-F-00-001)
 
06/01/2000Ridgehaven Green Office Building, San Diego, CaliforniaPublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes renovation materials reduction efforts at Ridgehaven Green Office Building. This fact sheet is included in the Building Savings fact sheet packet (EPA530-F-00-001)
 
06/01/2000Stowe Village, Hartford, ConnecticutPublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes demolition materials reduction efforts at Stowe Village. This fact sheet is included in the Building Savings fact sheet packet (EPA530-F-00-001)
 
06/01/2000Whole Foods Market Corporate Headquarters Building, Austin, TexasPublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes renovation materials reduction efforts at Whole Foods Market Corporate Headquarters Building. This fact sheet is included in the Building Savings fact sheet packet (EPA530-F-00-001)
 
12/01/1999Waste Not, Want Not: Feeding the Hungry and Reducing Solid Waste Through Food RecoveryPublication
 Description: This guide is a joint effort from the US Department of Agriculture and EPA's OSW, and serves as a resource guide for how businesses and state and local solid waste management programs can incorporate food recovery programs into their overall waste reduction strategies. The guide emphasizes processes in which excess food is recovered to feed hungry people, and also touches on a food recovery hierarchy to demonstrate how surplus food can be utilized at several levels.
 
11/08/1999INCLUSION OF PHENOL ON DRAFT RCRA PBT LIST Memo
 Description: EPA will review public comments before deciding whether to include phenol on the final RCRA persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemical list. Phenol was included on draft PBT list because of its potential for ecosystem impacts and studies indicating a relative high level of persistence (SEE ALSO: 63 FR 60332; 11/9/98).
 
11/03/1999INCREASED RECYCLING AND BETTER MANAGEMENT OF WASTES FROM US SHIPS AND SUBMARINESMemo
 Description: EPA fosters waste reduction and recycling through educational campaigns, challenge programs and grants to governments and agencies. The WasteWise program works with businesses to promote recycling and source reduction. EPA’s Ocean Dumping Program and U.S. Navy offer information on management of waste aboard oceangoing vessels.
 
10/01/1999Complex Recycling Issues: Strategies for Record-Setting Waste Reduction in Multi-Family DwellingsPublication
 Description: Addresses the necessity and benefits of multifamily dwelling waste reduction programs. Discusses steps for implementing a successful program. Provides answers to typical questions on creating and maintaining a record-setting multifamily dwelling recycling program. Includes a series of fact sheets summarizing specific successful programs.
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show HowPublication
 Description: Highlights record-setting waste reduction programs in 18 communities and summarizes information presented in the report listed above. Contains some questions and answers about reaching record-setting levels. Provides an overview of each community's program, key factors contributing to high waste reduction, cost-effectiveness of the program, tips for replication, and charts and tables showing demographics for the community, a summary of the residential program, residential waste generation per household per day, and materials recovered. Includes a contact for each program.
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Bellevue, WashingtonPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Bellevue, Washington. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Ann Arbor, MichiganPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Bergen County, New JerseyPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Bergen County, New Jersey. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Chatham, New JerseyPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Chatham, New Jersey. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Clifton, New JerseyPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Clifton, New Jersey. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Crockett, TexasPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Crockett, Texas. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Dover, New HampshirePublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Dover, New Hampshire. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Falls Church, VirginiaPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Falls Church, Virginia. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Fitchburg, WisconsinPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Leverett, MassachusettsPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Leverett, Massachusetts. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Loveland, ColoradoPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Loveland, Colorado. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Madison, WisconsinPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Madison, Wisconsin. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Portland, OregonPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Portland, Oregon. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Ramsey County, MinnesotaPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Ramsey County, Minnesota. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: San Jose, CaliforniaPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in San Jose, California. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Seattle, WashingtonPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Seattle, Washington. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Visalia, CaliforniaPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Visalia, California. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
10/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How: Worcester, MassachusettsPublication
 Description: This fact sheet highlight waste reduction efforts and strategies as used in Worcester, Massachusetts. This fact sheet is included in the fact sheet packet, Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (EPA530-F-99-017).
 
09/08/1999ZINC AS A PERSISTENT, BIOACCUMULATIVE, AND TOXIC (PBT) CHEMICALMemo
 Description: Zinc was proposed as one of the 53 chemicals on the RCRA Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) list. Comments on the proposed list suggest EPA should use bioavailability rather than persistence in evaluating metals, and that EPA should reevaluate the screening and ranking steps of the methodology. These comments will be considered before EPA finalizes the list by January 2000 (SEE ALSO: 63 FR 60332; 11/9/98; RPC# 7/14/99-02).
 
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.
 
07/14/1999INCLUSION OF ZINC ON DRAFT RCRA PBT LIST Memo
 Description: EPA will review public comments before deciding whether to include zinc on the final RCRA persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemical list. Some comments suggested the use of bioavailability rather than persistence in evaluating metals (SEE ALSO: 63 FR 60332; 11/9/98) (Similar responses were also sent to Senators Sarbanes, Helms, and Robb, and U. S. Representatives Granger and Hayes, Engdall of Applied Tube & Conduit, Rahrig of American Galvanizers Association, and Loveland of W.H. Maze Company).
 
06/01/1999Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show HowPublication
 Description: Describes the creation of the Waste Reduction Record-Setters Project by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, in cooperation with the EPA. Identifies successful waste reduction programs in communities, businesses, and other organizations and encourages their replication. Explains methodology used. Addresses keys to residential and institutional/commercial program success, cost-effectiveness, tips for replication. Includes tables, figures, list of abbreviations, and definitions of terms used in the report.
 
06/01/1999Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Bulletin: Summer 1999Publication
 Description: The Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Bulletin is designed to help solid waste planners and others get the latest pay-as-you-throw news and events. This edition focuses on climate change, and provides general information about how solid waste management impacts climate change. The article reviews options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including recycling and waste prevention.
 
06/01/1999RCRA In Focus: Vehicle MaintenancePublication
 Description: The RCRA in Focus series provides an overview of the basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in certain industries. This edition explains how the vehicle maintenance industry could be regulated under the RCRA program. It describes RCRA in general and includes a table detailing each requirement that might apply to this industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other laws that might be pertinent and a list of additional resources.
 
06/01/1999Turn on Savings! WasteWise PromotionalPublication
 Description: Through the WasteWise program, more than 850 of America's leading businesses, institutions, and governments are demonstrating that solid waste reduction cuts costs and increases efficiency. This document discusses the many benefits of joining the WasteWise program. It includes a registration form for organizations who want to become a WasteWise partner.
 
05/11/1999INCLUSION OF ZINC ON DRAFT RCRA PBT LIST Memo
 Description: EPA will review public comments before deciding whether to include zinc on the final RCRA persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemical list (SEE ALSO: 63 FR 60332; 11/9/98).
 
01/01/1999RCRA In Focus: Photo ProcessingPublication
 Description: The RCRA in Focus series provides an overview of the basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in certain industries. This edition explains how the photo processing practices could be regulated under the RCRA program. It describes RCRA in general and includes a table detailing each requirement that might apply to the photo processing industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other laws that might be pertinent and a list of additional resources.
 
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.
 
12/01/1998Extended Product Responsibility: A Strategic Framework for Sustainable ProductsPublication
 Description: This document describes the reduction of the life-cycle environmental impacts of products, provides reasons for companies to consider extended product responsibility (EPR), and outlines how EPR works.
 
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.
 
11/01/1998Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA Releases RCRA Waste Minimization PBT Chemical ListPublication
 Description: This fact sheet announces EPA's draft list of certain persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals that may be present in some industrial hazardous wastes regulated under RCRA. The listed PBT chemicals will be the focus of source reduction and recycling activities aimed at reducing their presence in hazardous waste.
 
09/15/1998Resources on Waste for Businesses and GovernmentsPublication
 Description: This catalog contains descriptions of a variety of EPA resources discussing solid and hazardous waste management. The publications clarify regulatory waste management requirements and present methods to reduce or prevent waste.
 
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: 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.
 
05/01/1998Environmental Fact Sheet: Final Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustors - Phase IPublication
 Description: Describes EPA's final standards for four items in the first phase of finalizing its proposal to revise the air emission standards for certain units that combust hazardous wastes (i.e., hazardous waste generators, hazardous waste burning incinerators, cement kilns, and lightweight aggregate kilns.
 
01/01/1998RCRA en Foco: Imprenta (Spanish - RCRA in Focus: Printing)Publication
 Description: This Spanish translation booklet provides RCRA regulatory assistance for the printing industry. It describes RCRA in general and has a table detailing each requirement that might apply to the printing industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other laws that might be pertinent and a list of other resources.
 
01/01/1998RCRA In Focus: PrintingPublication
 Description: This booklet provides RCRA regulatory assistance for the printing industry. It describes RCRA in general and has a table detailing each requirement that might apply to the printing industry. The document also contains suggestions for methods of waste minimization, a summary of other laws that might be pertinent and a list of other resources.
 
12/01/1997Waste Minimization: Increased Profits and Productivity, Charles H. Lilly CompanyPublication
 Description: This fact sheet details the success of the waste minimization program for the Lilly Company, which implemented a reuse system for their wastewater thereby reducing generator status.
 
12/01/1997Waste Minimization: Increased Profits and Productivity, HADCO CorporationPublication
 Description: This fact sheet details the success of the waste minimization program at the HADCO Corporation, which manufactures electronic components.
 
12/01/1997Waste Minimization: Increased Profits and Productivity, Harris CorporationPublication
 Description: This fact sheet details the success of the waste minimization program at the Harris Corporation, which manufactures radio and television transmitters.
 
12/01/1997Waste Minimization: Increased Profits and Productivity, PPG IndustriesPublication
 Description: This fact sheet details the success of the waste minimization program at the PPG Industries automotive coatings plant.
 
12/01/1997Waste Minimization: Reducing Paint Waste Through Efficiency, General Motors Hamtramck PlantPublication
 Description: This fact sheet details the success of the waste minimization program for the General Motors plant, which made changes to its processes in order to achieve this success.
 
12/01/1997Waste Minimization: Reducing Releases of Chlorinated Solvents, Ford Motor CompanyPublication
 Description: This fact sheet details the success of the waste minimization program at Ford Motor Company, accomplished through a change in the design of the production line.
 
12/01/1997Waste Minimization: Reduction in Combustible Waste, FMC CorporationPublication
 Description: This fact sheet details the success of the waste minimization program at the FMC Corporation, which reduced their combustible waste by recycling their solvents.
 
12/01/1997Waste Minimization: Relief from RCRA Large Quantity Generator Status, 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National GuardPublication
 Description: This fact sheet details the success of the waste minimization program for the New York Air National Guard, which was able to move from large quantity generator status to small quantity generator status.
 
12/01/1997Welcome to the Waste Minimization National PlanPublication
 Description: This flyer serves as an introduction to a number of fact sheets contained within this Waste Minimization package.
 
08/01/1997Donation & Reuse: Resource ListingPublication
 Description: This document lists publications on donation and reuse.
 
08/01/1997Waste Reduction Activities of Selected WasteWise Partners: Electric Power Industry Publication
 Description: This report highlights some of the most effective and innovative solid waste reduction activities implemented by the electric power industry.
 
06/01/1997Extended Product Responsibility: A New Principle For Product-Oriented Pollution PreventionPublication
 Description: This document discusses the principle of extended product responsibility (EPR). EPR incorporates the shifting of responsibility to a life cycle concept to identify opportunities for preventing pollution and reducing resource and energy use in each stage of the product life cycle through changes in product design and process technology; the sharing of responsibility for the life cycle environmental impacts of the product system among links in the product chain; and a product systems approach with a focus of creating feedback to product designers to design cleaner products. The document also discusses product responsibility in the United States and addresses extended responsibility in the electronics industry.
 
05/01/1997Strategy Update: A Newsletter on EPA's Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion ActivitiesPublication
 Description: This newsletter discusses the status of the proposed Revised Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities rule and addresses issues related to public participation and waste minimization.
 
02/01/1997Proceedings of the Workshop on Extended Product ResponsibilityPublication
 Description: This document describes the findings from the Workshop on Extended Product Responsibility held on October 21-22, 1996, at the White House Conference Center.
 
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.
 
06/06/1996RCRA Environmental Indicators Progress Report: 1995 UpdatePublication
 Description: The document outlines three major goals of the Office of Solid Waste (OSW) and the RCRA program: waste minimization, safe management, and corrective action, and the 12 environmental indicators developed by EPA to track the status and trends of these goals.
 
04/25/1996QUESTIONS REGARDING THE HAZARDOUS WASTE MINIMIZATION AND COMBUSTION STRATEGY AND THE HAZARDOUS WASTE MINIMIZATION NATIONAL PLANMemo
 Description: EPA’s response to various questions on the Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion Strategy and the Hazardous Waste Minimization National Plan. Two strategy updates have been published since September 1994. The strategy did not create a moratorium on new incinerators. EPA gives priority to the final permitting of existing facilities. EPA details the current understanding of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS). EPA proposed revised standards for hazardous waste combustion facilities (SEE ALSO: 61 FR 17358; 4/19/96).
 
12/01/1995Source Reduction BibliographyPublication
 Description: This document outlines source reduction resources and publications that are available to municipal solid waste planners, policy makers, and others involved in managing or implementing programs on waste prevention. The bibliography is organized into ten source reduction topics, including Business and Industrial Program Development/Guidance, Community Source Reduction Program Development/Guidance, Materials Exchange, Policy/Legislation, and Variable Rates/Unit Pricing.
 
09/01/1995Environmental Fact Sheet: Purchasing and Maintaining Retread Passenger TiresPublication
 Description: This fact sheet describes how fleet managers and vehicle operators can help reduce the quantity of scrap tires generated annually through waste prevention, proper tire maintenance, and tire retreading, and also includes tips for proper tire maintenance.
 
07/01/1995Spotlight on Waste Prevention: EPA's Program to Reduce Solid Waste at the SourcePublication
 Description: Emphasizes waste prevention (reducing and reusing) as the ideal solid waste solution. Addresses opportunities for reducing waste throughout a product's life cycle. Lists the benefits of waste prevention and ways to prevent waste. Contains examples of pollution prevention successes being achieved by business, industry, government, and consumers. Includes additional sources of EPA information.
 
03/01/1995Reusable News (Spring 1995)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News focuses on household hazardous waste, and also includes articles on McDonald's ""buy recycled"" campaign and waste reduction efforts, paper procurement guidelines, plastics recycling, and life-cycle analysis.
 
11/15/1994Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA Announces Strategy for Hazardous Waste Minimization and CombustionPublication
 Description: This fact sheet announces EPA's Strategy for Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion, which contains EPA's goals and vision and outlines a series of actions for the Agency's hazardous waste program. This new strategy represents a major milestone in EPA's ongoing commitment to determine how best to integrate source reduction and environmentally sound recycling into the national hazardous waste management program and how best to assure the public of safe operation of hazardous waste combustion facilities.
 
11/15/1994The Waste Minimization National PlanPublication
 Description: This document outlines EPA's major goals, objectives, and actions for achieving national reductions in the generation of hazardous waste. The appendices include definitions of terms, examples of successful waste minimization actions, and supplemental actions EPA is investigating. The addendum addresses the application of the waste minimization national plan to the combustion universe.
 
11/01/1994Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA Releases RCRA Hazardous Waste Minimization National PlanPublication
 Description: This fact sheet announces the release of EPA's final Hazardous Waste Minimization National Plan. The Plan sets national goals for reducing constituents in hazardous waste that are persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic. The Plan consists of five national objectives: (1) development of a framework for setting national priorities; (2) promotion of multimedia environmental benefits and prevention of cross media transfers; (3) demonstration of a strong preference for source reduction; (4) clear definition and tracking of progress, promoting accountability for EPA, states, and industry; and (5) involvement of citizens in waste minimization implementation decisions.
 
11/01/1994Statement of Michael Shapiro, Director of the Office of Solid Waste: Strategy for Hazardous Waste Minimization and CombustionPublication
 Description: This document announces EPA's Strategy for Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion. It discusses the role of waste minimization in the RCRA hazardous waste management program and addresses the role of combustion; presents EPA's views on expanded public involvement in the RCRA decision-making process, the need for strong compliance and enforcement, and the role of risk assessment in the permitting of hazardous waste combustion facilities; and highlights the strategic directions developed by EPA through an extensive and open process to solicit views from all affected parties.
 
11/01/1994Update on Implementation of the Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion StrategyPublication
 Description: This document details the status of individual projects implementing the goals and commitments of the Draft Strategy on Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion in chart form and identifies future objectives.
 
07/15/1994RCRA Implementation Plan (RIP): Fiscal Year 1995; Addendum Containing Changes, Clarifications, or Additions to FY 1994 RIPPublication
 Description: This document provides additional information to supplement the RCRA Implementation Plan: Fiscal Year 1994. The Plan describes the objectives and priorities EPA has set for the RCRA program, and discusses waste minimization, environmental justice, corrective action, and biennial reporting.
 
07/15/1994Setting Priorities for Hazardous Waste MinimizationPublication
 Description: This document describes EPA's work in developing a methodology to set priorities in determining which combusted hazardous wastes EPA, states, industry, and other stakeholder groups should focus on regarding waste minimization. It also presents draft results of prioritizing waste streams and the industrial processes generating them.
 
07/15/1994Setting Priorities for Hazardous Waste Minimization; AppendicesPublication
 Description: These appendices include sample Biennial Reporting System (BRS) data forms, BRS code descriptions, EPA's matching process of automated merging of GM and WR forms, list of documents used as sources of concentration data, retrieval from the Generator Survey (GENSUR), waste characterizations for top 150 routinely generated combusted waste stream combinations, summary of prioritization systems, Hazardous Ranking System (HRS) hazard data and pathway scores from Superfund chemical data matrix, and table of states and regions in which top 100 ranked waste stream combinations are generated.
 
06/15/1994Is Unit Pricing Right for Your Community?Publication
 Description: This document briefly defines unit pricing, and describes Pay-As-You-Throw: Lessons Learned About Unit Pricing (EPA530-R-94-004), EPA's manual that examines unit pricing and provides step-by-step detail in establishing a unit pricing program.
 
05/24/1994Press Release Announcing EPA's Proposal Expanding Opportunities for Public Participation in the Permitting of All Hazardous Waste Facilities, Including Incinerators and Other Hazardous Waste BurnersPublication
 Description: Communicates EPA's proposal to expand public participation opportunities in the permitting process. Announces the release of the Draft RCRA Hazardous Waste Minimization National Plan and the Combustion Emissions Technical Resource Document (CETRED).
 
05/15/1994Draft Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion Strategy: Announcement and Review of Past ActivitiesPublication
 Description: Announces EPA's proposal to expand public participation opportunities in the permitting process and the release of the Draft RCRA Hazardous Waste Minimization National Plan and the Combustion Emissions Technical Resource Document (CETRED). Includes goals and EPA activities aimed at achieving the goals for the major project areas of the draft hazardous waste minimization and combustion strategy.
 
05/15/1994Environmental Fact Sheet: More Public Participation in RCRA and Revised Combustion Permitting Procedures ProposedPublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses the proposal to expand public participation opportunities as part of the implementation of the Draft Waste Minimization and Combustion Strategy. The strategy recommends expansion of opportunities for timely and effective public involvement in the permitting process for all types of RCRA facilities; improves the regulations pertaining to permit modifications, clarifying combustion modification classifications; and aligns certain interim status requirements for combustion facilities with the more stringent permit standards for new permitted facilities, particularly with regard to trial burns.
 
05/01/1994Draft RCRA Hazardous Waste Minimization National PlanPublication
 Description: Outlines EPA's plan for reducing the amount and toxicity of hazardous waste generated nationally, placing an initial focus on metal-bearing and halogenated combustible wastes. Sets forth the Agency's goals regarding waste minimization. Discusses specific mechanisms under consideration for achieving the goal of pollution prevention.
 
04/15/1994Pay-As-You-Throw: Lessons Learned About Unit PricingPublication
 Description: This document examines the advantages and potential barriers to unit pricing systems; assists in determining if unit pricing is appropriate for a community; explains in step-by-step detail how to launch a unit pricing program; reviews unit pricing options; describes how to build consensus and plan a unit pricing program, how to design an integrated unit pricing program, and how to implement and monitor the program. The document also includes examples, definitions of terms, and a bibliography.
 
03/15/1994Environmental Fact Sheet: Principles for Basel Convention Aim to Prevent Pollution, Reduce Risk, and Promote Recycling Issues recommendations to Congress for implementing the Basel ConventionPublication
 Description: This fact sheet presents recommendations to Congress for implementing the Basel Convention. The recommendations ask Congress to ban the export of nearly all hazardous wastes, municipal wastes, and municipal incinerator ash beyond North American borders, emphasize the principles of waste minimization to make the United States more self-sufficient in the management and disposal of its wastes, and foster appropriate recycling of low hazard materials (e.g., scrap paper, glass, textiles, and scrap metals) that trade like commodities and are needed as raw materials by not limiting transboundary movements of these materials. The fact sheet also lists parties to the Basel Convention as of February 22, 1994.
 
01/15/1994WasteWise Tip Sheet: Facility Waste AssessmentsPublication
 Description: This document defines waste assessments and the purposes for conducting them, addresses how waste assessments fit into EPA's WasteWi$e Program, and discusses the different types of waste assessments and how a waste assessment helps in selecting and implementing waste reduction actions. It also lists sources of additional information.
 
01/15/1994WasteWise Tip Sheet: Waste PreventionPublication
 Description: This document defines waste prevention and its benefits, addresses how waste prevention fits into EPA's WasteWise Program, provides some examples of waste prevention, and offers examples of waste prevention opportunities available to most companies. It also lists additional sources of information.
 
10/15/1993Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA Seeks Public Involvement in Implementing Draft Strategy on Hazardous Waste Minimization and CombustionPublication
 Description: Provides information on a series of public outreach events and actions associated with the implementation of the Draft Strategy on Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion, released by EPA Administrator Carol Browner on May 18, 1993.
 
09/24/1993EPA Lists Public Involvement Opportunities on Administrator's Combustion Strategy (Press Advisory)Publication
 Description: Announces series of meetings and notices that provide opportunities for public comments on the Draft Strategy on Hazardous Waste Minimization and Combustion released by EPA Administrator Carol Browner on May 18, 1993.
 
08/15/1993Draft Strategy on Combustion and Waste Minimization: Project PlansPublication
 Description: Presents an overview of EPA's project plans for implementing the Draft Strategy for Combustion of Hazardous Waste, released on May 18, 1993. Discusses outreach, interim final guidance on waste minimization program, targeting specific waste streams where waste minimization will provide the greatest environmental benefit, and finalizing the waste minimization and waste combustion strategy. Examines reviewing and evaluating current regulations for incinerators, boilers, and industrial furnaces; upgrading those regulations; ongoing activities to implement the BIF rule; and evaluation of alternative treatment technologies.
 
05/15/1993Environmental Fact Sheet: Hazardous Waste Minimization Interim Final Guidance for GeneratorsPublication
 Description: This fact sheet introduces EPA's interim final guidance on developing a basic hazardous waste minimization program. The guidance is designed to help waste management organizations and hazardous waste generators design programs that fulfill RCRA provisions.
 
09/01/1992Reusable News (Fall 1992)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News discusses a substantial increase in municipal solid waste recovery rates and the announcement of the Federal Trade Commission's environmental marketing guidelines. It also focuses on vehicular recycling successes such as the Maine Turnpike's ticket reuse program and the waste reduction efforts of automobile manufacturers, and presents EPA's new outreach materials on leaf burning.
 
03/01/1992Reusable News (Spring 1992)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News features a cover story on how recycling helps the homeless to a better life. It also includes articles about waste prevention successes, McDonald's waste reduction program, how the Keep America Beautiful handbook promotes waste prevention and recycling, the increase in household hazardous waste collection programs by over 70 percent, and a Midwest conference that looks at procurement of recycled goods.
 
10/15/1986Report to Congress: Minimization of Hazardous Waste; Executive SummaryPublication
 Description: This document summarizes the Report to Congress on the Minimization of Hazardous Waste, which recommends that generators should determine which waste minimization techniques are economically practicable and that EPA not specify requirements for waste minimization. EPA does plan to expand efforts in proposed three-point waste minimization strategy. The strategy includes information gathering, core waste minimization program, and longer term options.
 
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