Waste Wise Program

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Waste Wise is a free, voluntary program set up by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which attempts to eliminate costly municipal solid waste. Waste Wise targ…

Winnipeg Folk Fest Reduces Waste with Reusable Mugs and Plates

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The annual Winnipeg Folk Festival in Manitoba uses reusable plastic plates for all of its concession stands and for meals served to performers and volunteers backstage. A two doll…

Baxter Healthcare Corporation Cardiovascular Group (CVG)

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The Waste Boards Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) is designed to recognize companies that develop creative and aggressive programs to reduce the amount of landfill waste. To show t…

Encouraging People at Festivals to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse Cups

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The Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Be Smart Coalition, and Keep Greater, Milwaukee Beautiful, Inc., co-operated to pilot a project promoting waste reduction at a Milwaukee Irish Fest. …

Innovative Uses of Compost: Using Microorganisms Instead of Pesticides for Farming

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Farmers in the United States have been plagued for years by expensive unsustainable agriculture. More than 10 percent of the vegetables planted in the United States are lost to ro…

Encouraging Bag Reuse at Shop Rite Supermarkets in New York City

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In 1990, ShopRite began a customer bag reuse program called Save-A-Bag in their New York City stores to reduce the amount of landfill waste. The program involved providing educati…

Only Pay For What You Throw Away: Three Different Approaches to Waste Disposal

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Biocycle (1989) February Issue, pp.39-41.
The current waste reduction programs of three American towns, Woodstock, Illinois, Perkasie, Pennsylvania, and High Bridge, New Jersey are examined. Woodstock, Illinois uses a vol…

Michigan's Mandatory Deposit Legislation

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The Environment Goes to Market: The Implementation of Economic Incentives for Pollution Control. National Academy of Public Administration, 1994. Pg.138-159.
In 1976, the Mandatory Beverage Container Deposit Law was enacted in Michigan. Legislation was created that required deposit fees for certain recyclable bottles with the goal to r…

Feather River Water and Air Quality Project

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The Feather River Water and Air Quality Project began in January of 1998. The project covered 499,000 acres in the Sacramento Valley, with 6,000 being federal and 493,000 being no…

Measuring Impacts from Rate Incentives for Waste Reduction

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Municipalities across the nation are looking to new forms of residential refuse rates to encourage waste reduction and diversion while creating revenues. Garbage rates based on th…

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