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Waste Reduction, Waste. Wise & Pollution Prevention

Waste Reduction, Waste. Wise & Pollution Prevention

Why Waste Reduction? □ Good business sense □ Saves money □ Reduced purchasing and

Why Waste Reduction? □ Good business sense □ Saves money □ Reduced purchasing and waste disposal costs □ Reduced regulatory exposure

Waste. Wise □ Free, voluntary, EPA program □ Eliminate municipal solid waste and select

Waste. Wise □ Free, voluntary, EPA program □ Eliminate municipal solid waste and select industrial wastes □ Flexible program □ Design your own waste reduction program □ Tailored to your needs

Benefits □ Waste. Wise Helpline □ Toll-free helpline □ Extensive library and compendium □

Benefits □ Waste. Wise Helpline □ Toll-free helpline □ Extensive library and compendium □ Waste. Wise Technical Assistance Team □ Provide individual technical assistance □ Help to complete the Assessment Form □ Public Recognition □ Awards, Forums

Participants □ 1693 partners □ >54 industry sectors □ Large corporations, small and medium-sized

Participants □ 1693 partners □ >54 industry sectors □ Large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses □ Schools, colleges, universities □ Hospitals □ State and local governments, tribes, and other institutions □ 322 endorsers □ Membership-based organizations □ >15 industry sectors

Results □ >120 million tons of waste reduced since 1994 □ ~16 million tons

Results □ >120 million tons of waste reduced since 1994 □ ~16 million tons of waste eliminated in 2005 □ >500 tons of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) & >5, 000 tons of low-density polyethylene reused and donated □ >63, 500 tons of food waste eliminated □ 4, 000 tons of PCs recycled

Waste. Wise Communities □ Local governments join Waste. Wise □ Focus on reducing residential

Waste. Wise Communities □ Local governments join Waste. Wise □ Focus on reducing residential municipal solid waste □ Gain recognition/awards for efforts

Why Waste. Wise Communities? □ Waste reduction activities, such as waste prevention and recycling

Why Waste. Wise Communities? □ Waste reduction activities, such as waste prevention and recycling □ Practical and economic benefits □ Help communities conserve resources and mitigate global climate change □ Reflects Waste. Wise’s emphasis on the link between global climate change and waste □ Help partners understand how to decrease their climate footprint □ Provide tools and resources for economically viable solutions to reduce waste and limit GHG emissions

Waste. Wise & Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) □ Recycling – achieving a 35% recycling

Waste. Wise & Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) □ Recycling – achieving a 35% recycling rate for municipal solid waste by 2008 □ Organic materials, paper, and primary packaging/containers □ Beneficial use of secondary materials □ Reducing electronics waste □ Waste. Wise offers partners strategies to increase reuse and recycling of these materials.

2007 Waste. Wise and NPEP Annual Conference: Building Community and Business Partnerships November 13

2007 Waste. Wise and NPEP Annual Conference: Building Community and Business Partnerships November 13 th -15 th, 2007 The Marriott at Metro Center Washington, DC.

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, everascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. ” Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

For more information Dianne Wilkins Pollution Prevention Program PO Box 1677 Oklahoma City, OK

For more information Dianne Wilkins Pollution Prevention Program PO Box 1677 Oklahoma City, OK 73101 -1677 dianne. [email protected] state. ok. us [email protected] state. ok. us (405) 702 -9128 (405) 702 -5101