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

Wasting and Recycling in the United States 2000

This report—prepared for the GrassRoots Recycling Network—summarizes the state of wasting and recycling in the U.S., details recycling’s many environmental and economic benefits, introduces the concept of zero waste planning, and concludes with an agenda for action. Recycling continues to increase, but is being outpaced by the rise in wasting. Landfill tonnage and interstate shipments of … Read More

Del Norte Zero Waste Plan

Date: 1 Jan 2000 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This zero waste plan is the first of its kind in the U.S. It describes policies and strategies for reaching zero waste in Del Norte (CA). Other communities aiming for zero waste will find this plan essential reading. by Del Norte Solid Waste Mgt. Authority staff, Self-Reliance Inc. staff, and other consultants 2000, 170 pages $15 … Read More

Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How

Date: 1 Jan 1999 | posted in: waste - recycling, waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This report and fact sheet packet of the same title feature 18 cities and counties recovering 40 to 65% of their residential waste. They profile each community’s program, drivers for waste reduction levels, materials accepted, set-out and collection methods, and equipment and operating costs. The fact sheet packet summarizes and complements the full report. Essential reading … 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

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