Measuring Impacts from Rate Incentives for Waste Reduction

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The overall influences of the incentive systems called for special units

Restoring the Redwood River

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The 1995 fish population assessment indicated an increase in the number of species sampled, when compared to the 1991 assessment. In 2000, the total number of landowner/operators…

Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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At most hotels participation with the towel and sheet cards has been 70 to 90%. This high level of participation translates into a 5% savings on utilities alone at most hotels. …

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

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Biocycle (1989) February Issue, pp.39-41.
In Woodstock, Illinois, the resistance diminished after the first six months and people thought it made sense and saved money. Four hundred people were surveyed demonstrating that…

Giving Trash the Boot! German Fest & The Boot Mug

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During the first year of the program, the boot mugs were sold for a dollar more than the cost of a regular beer. Within the first two and half-hours, all 5000 were sold. Some were…

WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program)

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Since 1993, more than 2,800 California businesses have received WRAP awards and many of them have won multiple years. In addition, since 1996, ten companies are annually designate…

Students Teaching Students on the Importance of Using Both Sides of Paper, Conserving Energy, and Recycling

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This procedure was repeated in June of 1996. Twenty five percent of the paper found in classroom recycling bins was used on both sides, and 46% of the waste in the classroom garba…

Waste Wise Program

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Since the onset of the Waste Wise program in 1994, partners have reported strong waste prevention and recycling collection results. In addition to natural resource conservation an…

Winnipeg Folk Fest Reduces Waste with Reusable Mugs and Plates

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This year (2001) the Folk Fest was attended by 41,000 patrons and 1,500 volunteers. Multiply that number by the quanitity of disposable plates and cups that would otherwise have …

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