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Resources for Waste Reduction and Recycling
This site provides easy steps you can take to not only reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, but also reduce air pollution, increase the nation's energy independence and save money.
Provides basic information on establishing recycling collection programs in any setting, with a focus on collection in offices. Discusses identifying, collecting and storing recyclable materials, as well as starting a collection program, finding a market, selling collected materials, and monitoring and evaluating success.
Provides information for business on how they can reduce solid waste.
Describes EPA's initiative to reduce everyday trash. Focuses on examples of how source reduction efforts benefit business and industry, governments, and consumers. Also details EPA's efforts in helping prevent waste.
Focuses on employee education as a key element of a successful waste reduction program.
Provides guidance for food service providers-supermarkets, hospitals, universities, restaurants, and food preparation companies-about what to do with leftover food.
Explains how any state, municipality, or private business that deals with food, can reduce its solid waste by facilitating the donation of wholesome surplus food. Also lists ways you can join the growing food recovery movement, and provides a framework to help you protect the environment while making a difference in the daily lives and futures of hungry families across our nation.