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RCRA Online Number:50727
Title:National Source Reduction Characterization Report for Municipal Solid Waste in the United States
Document Date:11/01/1999
Description:Estimates the amount of waste not created over a certain period of time. Examines factors that drive waste prevention activities, such as changes in design practices, operational changes, policy trends, and new technologies. Explains the methodology used to generate all the source reduction estimates presented in the report. Provides data on source reduction for the MSW stream as a whole, as well as for its component materials and product categories. Profiles source reduction activities of individual organizations, featuring backyard composting, elimination of unnecessary packaging, lightweighting, and material reuse. Includes glossary and appendices.
Topics:Municipal Solid Waste
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EPA Publication Number:530-R-99-034
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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