Synopsis: Businesses generate up to 45 percent of this country's waste, and managing it costs them billions of dollars a year. This handbook explains how businesses (as well as government agencies) can reduce waste while bringing down their disposal, purchasing, and operational costs. It provides specific strategies on preventing waste in the work areas that make up the typical business-- offices; food services; shipping and receiving; janitorial services; and building, landscape, and vehicle maintenance. Includes many case studies of businesses large and small that have found ways to reduce their contribution to the waste stream and save money at the same time. A section on procurement describes the attributes to look for when shopping for products that produce less waste and how to buy, store, use, and dispose of products to reduce or eliminate waste. Also provides guidance on drafting a waste prevention policy and adapting purchasing documents for waste prevention.