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Waste Diversion Goals and Strategies

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EPA has already exceeded the federal requirements to divert waste. To continue to exceed its federal waste diversion requirements, EPA has set the following goals:


EPA employs a range of strategies to meet these goals. Beginning in 2002, EPA made an effort to expand, standardize, and reinvigorate the recycling program in its Headquarters (HQ) facilities to make it easy for all employees to know how and what to recycle. (Learn more about EPA HQ's ongoing waste reduction activities.) Following on this initiative, EPA expanded its recycling program to its regions and laboratories withthe following strategies:

EPA continues to support its facilities in improving waste reduction practices through the Intranet site, webinars highlighting best practices, and the work of individual facility EMS and “green teams.”     

Learn how EPA is implementing these strategies.

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