Office Building Models

Mini Trash Bins Help Office Settings Reduce Waste 50 Percent and More by Brenda Platt 2000Taking away people’s trash cans to reduce office waste is a novel concept-a concept that is spreading and resulting in high waste diversion. The heart of the system is making employees responsible for their trash by replacing their deskside trash can … Read More

Apartment Building Programs

Recycling in Multi-Family Dwellings by Kelly Lease 2000This case study, prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board, features programs and policies to encourage recycling in multi-family dwellings. It documents programs in Central Costa Contra, Davis, and Malibu (CA) as well as examples from across the U.S. Complex Recycling Issues: Strategies for Record-Setting Waste Reduction in … Read More

Food Scrap Recovery

Food Waste Recovery by Brenda Platt, 2000 This case study, prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board, features food recovery initiatives in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz County. It details collection systems for the commercial and institutional sector, collection of residential food discards with yard trimmings, and on-site composting of private sector food scraps. … Read More

Case Studies of Innovative Recycling Strategies Prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board

Date: 14 Jan 2000 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

These five case studies of innovative recycling strategies were prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) to help jurisdictions meet the state’s 50% diversion goal. Each case study details model programs, costs and benefits, tips for replication, contacts, and resources for more information. Food Waste Recovery by Brenda Platt This case study features food … Read More

ILSR’s U.S. EPA-Sponsored Waste Reduction Project

ILSR’s Waste Reduction Record-Setters project (1996-2000), funded under an U.S. EPA grant, identified and documented record-setting waste reduction programs in the public and private sectors. The project identified 100 communities and nearly 200 businesses, institutions, and other organizations reporting waste reduction — the combination of waste prevention and recycling — rates at 50 percent or higher. … Read More

DON’T THROW AWAY THAT FOOD: Strategies for Record-Setting Waste Reduction

Date: 1 Nov 1998 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Waste Reduction Record-Setters Project fosters development of exceptional waste reduction programs by documenting successful ones. These programs can be used as models for others implementing their own programs to reduce garbage. The Don’t Throw Away That Food information packet below is oriented toward commercial and institutional food discard generators, and highlights … Read More

Key Characteristics of Record-Setting Recycling Programs

Date: 1 Jan 1998 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Compost yard trimmings Only those programs with comprehensive composting of segregated organics have achieved very high levels of materials recovery. Target a wide range of materials For a community to recover a high percentage of its total waste, it must target a variety of materials. Targeting only two or three materials (for example, newspapers, bottles, cans) … Read More

Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Composting Options: Lessons from 30 U.S. Communities

Date: 1 Jan 1994 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This report is a summary and analysis of the research conducted in In-Depth Studies of Recycling and Composting Programs: Designs, Costs, and Results. It looks at the operating experiences of 30 communities ranging from rural towns of 2,000 to cities of two million. It also offers nuts-and-bolts advice to communities wanting to strengthen their own programs. … Read More

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