EPA established WasteWise Endorsers to help spread the WasteWise message to more organizations. Endorsers range from state and local government agencies, trade associations and nonprofit organizations to consulting firms and waste management companies. Through their outreach and educational activities, endorsers help their members, constituents, or customers recognize that reducing solid waste makes good business sense, and that WasteWise provides all the tools necessary to develop and implement waste reduction efforts that work.
By joining WasteWise, endorsers demonstrate their environmental leadership and play a pivotal role in conserving our natural resources and preventing pollution. EPA recognizes endorsers in publications and case studies as well as on the WasteWise website.
WasteWise endorsers commit to:
- Recruit organizations to become WasteWise partners. Endorsers may engage potential new partners by contacting local businesses, placing articles in newsletters, or giving a WasteWise presentation at an annual conference. EPA provides endorsers with information and materials on topics such as requirements and benefits of WasteWise and improving waste diversion.
- Provide WasteWise partners with ongoing information. Endorsers should continue to work with organizations that they recruit as WasteWise partners. Endorsers may distribute promotional or technical materials, conduct waste reduction workshops, sponsor awards, or help WasteWise partners exchange information.
Future Endorser Reporting
In the future, endorsers will be required to set annual goals for endorser activities and report their progress in the SMM Data Management System. Details on these new requirements will be made available to all endorsers.