NRC Library Logo

waste reduction

Waste Reduction and Reuse

The State of Composting in the US: What, Why, Where & How

Author: Institute for Local Self-Reliance This executive summary explains what composting is and why it is important; summarizing model programs, ...
Read More

Waste Tire Management Fees

Author: New Your State - Department of Taxation and Finance Environmental Conservation Law in New York State has Scrap Tire ...
Read More

Zero Waste Businesses

Author: Grassroots Recycling Network Companies from A-Z highlighted in this document provided tremendous leadership in approaching Zero Waste. These companies ...
Read More

Purchasing Strategies: to Prevent Waste and Save Money

Author: Source Reduction Forum of the National Recycling Coalition This guide provides information and examples of how the procurement process ...
Read More

WasteWise Update: Remanufactured products: Good as new

Author: EPA The guideline introduces comprehensive information of remanufactured products to both consumers and manufactures. It includes steps for people ...
Read More

WasteWise update: building for the future

Author: EPA You can make your organization's buildings greener by improving their energy and water efficiency, employing renewable sources of ...
Read More

Decision-makers guide to solid waste management

Author: EPA This report presents problems and possible solutions to waste management issues for policymakers. It introduces the concept of ...
Read More

Resource Management: Strategic Partnerships for Resource Efficiency

Author: EPA Resource Management is a new concept of partnering with contractors to improve recycling rates, waste prevention, and other ...
Read More

Climate Change and Waste: Reducing Waste Can Make a Difference

Author: Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change and Waste: Reducing Waste Can Make a Difference Document Description: Explains climate change, the ...
Read More

Don’t Throw Away That Food: Strategies for Record-Setting Waste Reduction

Author: Environmental Protection Agency Fact sheet targeted at commercial and institutional food discard generators, and highlights record-setting food recovery programs ...
Read More

Delivering the Goods: Benefits of Reusable Shipping Containers

Author: INFORM: Strategies for a better environment Describes how reusing shipping containers can curtail packaging waste, offering environmental and economic benefits ...
Read More

Minimizing the increasing solid waste through zero waste strategy

Author: Journal of Cleaner Production A study discussing the challenges of solid waste, zero waste practices, and zero waste strategy ...
Read More

Waste Not, Want Not: A Student Manual To Create Zero Waste College Campuses

Author: University of Massachusetts – Amherst College campuses offer abundant opportunities for waste prevention. Here are case studies of campuses that ...
Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Author: Santa Barbra County Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division General tips and specific examples on ways to reuse items ...
Read More

Differences Between Household Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Behaviour: a Study of Reported Behaviours, Intentions and Explanatory Variables

Author: Journal of Environmental and Waste Management Study looking into individual waste management. Looks at the difference in behaviors of ...
Read More

Managing and Reducing Wastes: A Guide for Commercial Buildings

Author: United States Environmental Protection Agency Guide for strategies to reduce waste in commercial buildings. Explains benefits of addressing waste, ...
Read More

State of the United States Circular Economy

Author: Circular CoLab The State of the Circular Economy in America delivers the first United States focused scan of the ...
Read More

Do Food Miles Really Matter?

Author: Harvard University Sustainability Rather than discuss the importance of food miles, the article intends to claim reducing meat consumption ...
Read More

Boston Zero Waste Plan

Author: Gary Liss & Associates Recommendations of measures to expand reuse, recycling and composting policies and programs and to reduce ...
Read More

2011 State of Recycling in Michigan: A Way Forward

Author: Michigan Recycling Coalition The State of Michigan has recognized that recycling is important to Michigan's economy, its quality of ...
Read More

After the Disaster: A Guide for Residents & Small Businesses about Managing Debris Waste

Author: Northeast Recycling Council Guidance for town officials, residents, and small businesses dealing with solid waste after a natural disaster ...
Read More

Recycling Used Oil Filters at the Shop

Author: Steel Recycling Institute While most used oil filters were thrown in the trash a short time ago, today we ...
Read More

The Houston Aerosol Can Recycling Study

Author: Steel Recycling Institute How empty is empty when you ask residents to recycle empty aerosol cans? The Houston Aerosol ...
Read More

Colorado’s Wasted Value

Author: SERA, Skumatz Economic Research Associates, INC. This report discusses policy implications for recyclables discarded in Colorado and their dollar, ...
Read More

Food Scraps for Fuel

Author: SERA Skumatz Economic Research Associates, INC. Understanding and increasing household participation in the Costa Mesa Curbside Organics Program. Click ...
Read More

Managing Food Waste – Restaurants

Author: New Mexico Recycling Coalition Managing Food Waste in NM - A Resource For Restaurants. While this document was compiled ...
Read More

Compost Facilities: Off-site air Emissions and Health

Author: Zero Waste New York This summary is has been compiled to help address concerns regarding the potential of air ...
Read More

Purchasing Goods That Promote Recycling And Waste Prevention

Author: Zero Waste New York Annual report FY 1999 NYC Dept. of Citywide Administrative services, This tenth annual report highlights ...
Read More

The Use of Clear Bags for Garbage as a Waste Diversion Strategy: Background Research on Clear Garbage Bag Programs across North America

Author: Zero Waste New York According to all but one of the 22 survey respondents who participated in this study, ...
Read More

Determining how to encourage householders to participate in waste minimisation and recycling

Author: Zero Waste New York Local Authorities in the United Kingdom have targets to reach for household recycling, they were ...
Read More

Planning for Zero Waste After Natural Disasters

Author: Zero Waste New York This was a powerpoint presented at the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board in 2015, and ...
Read More

Computer Recycling: Ruining Your Health to Make Money on the Side

Author: Zero Waste New York Presentation at Air & Waste Management Association - 2011. Data on emissions, leachate, and more ...
Read More

Benefits of Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling in the United States

Author: Construction and Demolition Recycling Association This PDF is an overview of construction and demolition (C&D) recycling in the United ...
Read More

Course – Build Your Organics Management Vision

Author: The Organic Stream This course provides an overview of organic material management for anyone interested in organic waste. Starting ...
Read More

Colorado Food Waste Composting Guide

Author: University of Colorado Recycling Services This Planning Guide was created to help advance food waste composting in Colorado. It ...
Read More

National Recycling Coalition LibraryNRC Library Categories

Select a Category Icon or Keyword

waste reduction

Waste Reduction

Recycling-Collection

Collection

Recycling_Processing

Processing

Materials Recycling

Materials

Recycling Market Development

Market Development

NRC Workshops

NRC Workshops

recycling-economics-finance

Economics

recycling-jobs

Jobs

Recycling-Legislation

Legislation

Sustainable Materials Management

Sustainable Materials Management

Zero-Waste_Planning

Planning

Waste Composition Studies

Waste Composition Studies

recycling-outreach-education

Outreach and Education

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets

Infographics

Infographics

Zero Waste

Project Sponsors and Partners

 Privacy | Contact
Copyright 2020, National Recycling Coalition.  All Rights Reserved.

Developed with open source software on solar powered servers by Mobius Intelligent Systems, LLC.

The Resource Library is a service of the National Recycling Coalition and is curated by student interns nationally with the NRC’s Campus Council.