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03/01/2014A Guide to Conducting and Analyzing a Food Waste AssessmentPublication
 Description: This document discusses how to perform a food waste assessment, the first step towards reducing wasted food. A food waste assessment will identify what is actually being thrown away, allowing an organization to cut down on disposal costs, reduce over purchasing and labor costs, reduce water and energy use associated with food production, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
08/01/2013Case Study: Hannaford Supermarkets Move Towards Zero WastePublication
 Description: This case study discusses Hannaford Supermarkets' Moving Towards Zero Waste Pilot Program in 2011, which succeeded in increasing recycling rates and decreasing wasted food at eleven stores in Maine.
08/01/2013Case Study: New Seasons Market - Feeding the Soil and those in NeedPublication
 Description: This case study discusses New Seasons Market, a locally owned and operated grocery with 12 stores in Portland, Oregon, that actively recycles and composts with the help of Portland Composts!, a city sustainability initiative.
02/01/2010Recycling Organics at Boston Convention and Exhibition CenterPublication
 Description: This Recycle on the Go Success Story discusses how an organics recovery program helps the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) save money, feed the hungry, and lower its environmental footprint. By continuously evaluating the waste stream at the convention center and working with vendors and haulers to design a comprehensive program, BCEC is striving for maximum environmental results.
10/01/2009Backyard Composting: It’s Only NaturalPublication
 Description: This document discusses backyard composting, including why to do it, what is needed, how to make compost, and how to get started.
10/01/2009Fine Dining Returns to the EarthPublication
 Description: This success story discusses the food waste management program of the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The hotel established a kitchen scraps recycling program to increase the recovery rate of its recycling program with local composter Ned Foley of the farm Two Particular Acres.
10/01/2009GreenScapes Activities ListPublication
 Description: This interactive, electronic document provides a list of simple, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions to increase resource efficiency. When integrated into site planning and management, these GreenScapes activities can help save money on labor, equipment, and supplies while still having a great looking and healthy landscape.
10/01/2008San Francisco’s Moscone Center Aims for 75 Percent Waste Diversion by 2010Publication
 Description: This Recycle on the Go Success Story discusses San Francisco's premiere convention center, the Moscone Center, which has an overall recycling rate that has exceeded 50 percent since 1998. Over the last five years, the convention center has annually diverted an average of more than 800 tons of materials from the waste stream. Since compost collection began in 2004, overall diversion numbers have continued to climb, reaching 500 tons in the first half of 2008 alone. Of this, over 10 percent represents donation of reusable materials to local nonprofit organizations.
05/01/2008GreenScapes Seasonal PlannerPublication
 Description: This document provides a calendar with seasonal recommendations for watering, using pesticides and fertilizers, composting, and other practices to help homeowners GreenScape their lawns and gardens.
01/01/2007GreenScapes Tip SheetPublication
 Description: This fact sheet provides tips for GreenScaping to reduce the economic and environmental cost of waste materials, water, pesticides, fuels, and oils from landscaping and grounds keeping operations. These tips include ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rebuy when landscaping.
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.
06/01/2005Tribal Waste Journal: Tribal Composting Nourishes Land and TraditionPublication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal discusses the benefits of composting, tips for composting on Tribal land, and the link between composting and Native American traditions and culture. It also provides additional resources and contacts for further information about composting.
02/01/2004Haciendo Aún Más Verde (""Greenscaping"") su Césped y Jardín (Spanish - ""Greenscaping"" Your Lawn and Garden)Publication
 Description: This document is the Spanish version of ""Greenscaping"" Your Lawn and Garden (EPA530-K-03-002). This document provides simple waste reduction practices to improve not only your lawn and garden, but also the environment.
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