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06/01/2014RCRA’S Critical Mission & the Path ForwardPublication
 Description: While the RCRA waste management and cleanup program has established a solid foundation for protecting the nation’s health and the environment, its mission continues to evolve to meet waste management and cleanup challenges and leverage opportunities to integrate resource conservation into economic productivity. This document describes the role the RCRA program continues to play in protecting communities, restoring land, and conserving resources across the nation.
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: Food Recovery Network - Fighting Food Waste and HungerPublication
 Description: This case study discusses the Food Recovery Network (FRN), which unites students from colleges and universities nationwide to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable foods from their campuses and donating it to people in need.
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.
10/01/2010A Green Guide for Waste Management and Recycling During Special Events at National Capital Region ParksPublication
 Description: This document, developed by EPA and the National Park Service, can help private event organizers and park managers successfully plan waste reduction and recycling programs for special events held at national parks. The guide walks organizers and managers through each step, beginning with pre-event planning, moving on to day-of-event tips, and concluding with post-event evaluation. Following these guidelines can make events more environmentally friendly, ultimately helping preserve the beauty and sustainability of the nation’s park system.
10/01/2009Feeding Animals - The Business Solution to Food ScrapsPublication
 Description: This success story discusses New Jersey’s Rutgers University, which is home to the third largest student dining operation in the country with dining facilities that serve over 3.3 million meals and cater more than 5,000 events each year. Rutgers also boasts one of the best and oldest food recovery programs in the country, beginning in the 1960s, that diverts food scraps to a local farm for use as animal feed.
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.
10/01/2009Rock and Wrap It Up! Helps Fight HungerPublication
 Description: This success story discusses the Rock and Wrap It Up! (RWU) program, which is a national anti-poverty think tank that arranges the collection and local donation of leftover food and other basic necessities.
04/01/2008Border Scrap Tire Project Action PlansPublication
 Description: This document describes scrap tire projects that are occurring throughout the United States-Mexico border region, based on the four principles of scrap tire generation, pile prevention, pile cleanup, and management participation.
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.
05/01/2006WasteWise Endorser ProgramPublication
 Description: This document describes the WasteWise Endorser Program, which is designed to help spread the WasteWise message to more organizations. Endorsers are state and local government agencies, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and businesses that help their members, constituents, or customers realize that reducing solid waste makes good business sense.
01/01/2006Pack a Waste-Free Lunch (Poster)Publication
 Description: This poster was designed to help students learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle items in their school lunches. The poster can be displayed in classrooms and throughout schools to get students interested in waste-free lunches and to learn how to organize a Waste-Free Lunch Day.
 Description: Containers not required to be made of specific materials. Manufacturers may choose materials based on their weight, safety, and design. Many types of plastic can be recycled. HDPE and PET are the most common type of plastic to be recycled. EPA encourages recycling of glass, metal, plastic beverage containers, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, and other materials. Local regulations may require recycling of certain materials.
 Description: Recycling by individual government employees is not required. Executive Order 13101 requires that waste prevention and recycling be incorporated into agency operations and disposal viewed as a last resort. Section 705 directs agencies to initiate a program promoting cost-effective waste prevention and recycling of reusable materials, designate a recycling coordinator for each facility or installation, and consider cooperative ventures to promote recycling and waste reduction. RCRA has design and management standards for municipal solid waste landfills to ensure household hazardous waste is safely contained. Discusses the Resource Conservation Challenge.
 Description: Handling trash is primarily the responsibility of state and local governments. EPA does not have the legal authority to require recycling or waste prevention. EPA relies on voluntary approaches to inspire recycling. Puzzled About Recycling’s Value? Look Beyond the Bin (EPA530-K-98-008) explains recycling’s benefits, including the conservation of natural resources, the decrease of greenhouse gas emissions, and the expansion of the U.S. job market. The federal government tries to buy items that are made from recycled materials.
 Description: EPA promotes waste recycling and reduction, especially through the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC). Waste should be safely managed wherever it is sent.
 Description: The benefits of recycling include conserving natural resources, decreasing emissions of greenhouse gases, and protecting U.S. jobs. The Consumer’s Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste contains creative ways to recycle.
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.
01/01/1994Reusable News (Winter 1994)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News focuses on EPA's WasteWise Program for reducing business solid waste.
11/01/1993Business Guide for Reducing Solid WastePublication
 Description: This document offers step-by-step instructions designed to assist medium and large businesses, governments, and other organizations in establishing a waste reduction program. It presents an overview on developing and implementing a waste reduction program and provides worksheets to help the waste reduction team conduct a waste assessment and devise a program tailored to its company's specific goals. Appendices include waste reduction ideas, regional EPA and state waste reduction program contacts, glossary, volume-to-weight conversion table, and a list of common recyclable materials.
02/15/1990Environmental Fact Sheet: The Facts on Degradable PlasticsPublication
 Description: Explains EPA's Report to Congress on methods to manage and control plastic wastes. Degradable plastics are engineered by photodegradation and biodegradation. Discusses how degradable plastics fit into solid waste solutions of reducing waste, landfilling, recycling, and incineration.
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