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Climate Change Waste - Tools and Resources


  • Waste Reduction Model (WARM) - Helps solid waste planners track and report greenhouse gas emissions reductions from various waste management practices.
  • Recycled Content (ReCon) Tool - Helps organizations, companies, and individuals estimate life-cycle GHG emissions and energy impacts from purchasing and/or manufacturing materials with varying degrees of post-consumer recycled content.
  • Office Carbon Footprint Tool - Assists offices in making decisions to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their activities.
  • GHG Equivalency Calculator - Translates GHG emissions amounts into terms that are more easily understandable, such as "emissions of X number of cars annually".
  • SMART BET (Saving Money And Reducing Trash Benefit Evaluation Tool) - Helps waste managers decide whether a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) program is the right model for waste management in communities in their state.
  • State Inventory and Projection Tool - An interactive spreadsheet model designed to help states develop GHG emissions inventories.


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