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Waste

EPA Partnership Programs

GreenScapes
Designed to help preserve natural resources and prevent waste and pollution, GreenScapes encourages holistic decisions regarding waste generation and disposal and the associated impacts on land, water, air, and energy use.

Plug-In To eCycling
A partnership program between EPA and leading consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and mobile service providers that fosters and promotes opportunities for individuals to donate or recycle their electronics.

WasteWise
Helps its partners meet goals to reduce and recycle municipal solid waste and selected industrial wastes.

Other EPA Resources

Composting
Offers information on composting food, yard, and wood waste; explains the benefits of composting; lists regulations, and provides other useful resources.

Federal Electronics Challenge
Includes resources to help organizations purchase greener electronic products, reduce impacts of electronic products during use, and manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.

Waste Environmental Management System (EMS)
Implement a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.

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EPA Multimedia Resources

Digital TV Transition and TV Recycling
01/27/2009 | Mimi Guernica of EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery discusses the upcoming TV transition, and how to recycle older TV's.

EPA's Plug-In to eCycling Computer Recycling Program
08/15/2008 | Verena Radulovic of the Office of Solid Waste discusses EPA's Plug-In to eCycling computer recycling program.

GreenScaping Tips for Fall
10/13/2008 | EPA GreenScapes Program Manager, Jean Schwab, discusses environmentally-friendly lawn and garden tips for fall.

Plug-In To eCycling Podcasts
Includes podcasts on greener computers, cell phone recycling, and consumer electronic recycling trends.

Recycling
11/11/2007 | Green Scene: Dr. George Gray discusses the latest developments in recycling.

Transición a televisión digital y reciclaje de televisores (en español)
02/02/2009 | Mimi Guernica de la Oficina de Conservación y Recuperación de Recursos de EPA discute la anticipada transición a la TV digital y cómo reciclar los televisores viejos.

Other Resources Exit EPA disclaimer

Boston Green Tourism Articles
Provides information on waste management and green cleaning in hotels.

earth911.org
Find over 100,000 recycling locations across the country.

EPEAT
A system that helps purchasers evaluate, compare and select electronic products based on their environmental attributes. The system currently covers desktop and laptop computers, thin clients, workstations and computer monitors.

findacomposter.com
A searchable database to locate a composting facility in your area.

Massachusetts Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
EPPs have become the first choice for many purchasers in recent years because they have developed into high performance, competitively priced products and services with the added value of protecting the environment and public health

National Recycling Coalition
To eliminate waste and promote sustainable economies through advancing sound management practices for raw materials in North America.

Northeast Recycling Council
Promotes source and toxicity reduction, recycling, and the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services.

New York City WasteLe$$ Business Resources: Waste Prevention in the Restaurant Sector
Provides related waste prevention information for the restaurant sector.

New York City Wa$teMatch
A free service which facilitates the exchange of used and surplus goods and equipment from organizations that no longer need them to other entities that do.

Partnership for Bar & Restaurant Recycling
Although focused on facilities in North Carolina, offers useful resources to bar and restaurant owners, managers and employees who want to establish and operate successful recycling programs.

Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN)
RPN is an international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing. Offers members a variety of resources, including Webinars.

Solid Waste Resource Renewal Group (SWRRG)
Provides leadership and coordination in innovative waste reduction and recycling focus areas such electronics recycling, food waste recycling, paint recycling and green purchasing for human health.

Waste Management (WM) and LG Electronics USA Recycling Program (PDF)
A new progam in development specifically for hotel operators to recycle outdated televisions and computer monitors.


 

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