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Community Waste Prevention 6

Trash Busters Case Studies of Government-Sponsored Waste Prevention Programs State and local governments are in a unique position to promote waste prevention because they often have the resources to launch an aggressive campaign. Implementing a comprehensive waste prevention program allows…

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Community Waste Prevention 5

Purchasing for Waste Prevention Many businesses, government agencies, and institutions such as educational and medical facilities are purchasing goods made with recycled content as a way to reduce their impact on the environment. Others are finding that they can build…

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Community Waste Prevention 4

Model Executive Order New York City's Mayoral Directive #96-2: A Useful Model for Municipalities Considering Mandating Waste Prevention Purchasing and Practices in Local Government Offices and Other Public Institutions On September 27, 1996, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani issued…

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Community Waste Prevention 3

Collecting Information About Waste Prevention Policies and Practices in Your Community This section of INFORM's Community Waste Prevention Toolkit offers some key questions to consider when planning a local or statewide waste prevention initiative. You may know the answers to…

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Community Waste Prevention 2

Implementing a Waste Prevention Program in Your Community Strategies, Setbacks, and Successes in INFORM's New York City Solid Waste Prevention Initiative This section of the Community Waste Prevention Toolkit describes the research and outreach strategies that INFORM and the New…

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Community Waste Prevention 1

INFORM's Community Waste Prevention Toolkit is a resource that can help community leaders and grassroots environmental organizations across the US design and implement effective solid waste prevention programs in their towns and cities. The toolkit contains: 1. An Overview: What…

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Community Waste Prevention Toolkit

INFORM's Community Waste Prevention Toolkit is a resource that can help community leaders and grassroots environmental organizations across the US design and implement effective solid waste prevention programs in their towns and cities. The toolkit contains: An Overview: What Is…

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Greener Holiday

INFORM's Tips for a Cleaner, "Greener" Holiday One of the enduring images of the December holiday season is the imposing mound of garbage that follows the wrapping and opening of gifts, the office party, and the holiday dinner. But the…

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Carpet Fact Sheet

Community Waste Prevention Toolkit: Carpet Fact Sheet Preventing Carpet Waste Every year, 4 billion pounds of carpet are discarded in the United States,(1) of which only about 1 percent is recycled.(2) For commercial facilities, government agencies, and institutions such as…

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Extended Producer Responsibility

Environmental Manager Extended Producer Responsibility Extended producer responsibility, which was regarded as a revolutionary idea only a few years ago, is now rapidly gaining acceptance around the world. Although the United States will probably not adopt EPR legislation at the…

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