WasteWise 25th Anniversary Booklet
WasteWise is one of EPA’s longest-standing partnership programs and has involved thousands of organizations, ranging from corporations and businesses to educational institutions and governments. Partnerships drive successes and are the cornerstone of EPA’s work in sustainable materials management.
For twenty-five years, EPA’s WasteWise has helped participants apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and select industrial wastes, saving resources and money. The most recent group of WasteWise national award winners reported preventing and diverting more than 365,500 tons of waste in 2017 that would otherwise have been disposed of in landfills or incinerated. During the 25 years of the WasteWise program, participants have kept a staggering 247 million tons — that’s 494,000,000,000 pounds — of materials from going to landfills or incineration.
This document highlights some of the accomplishments from the 25 years of WasteWise.