Waste Management Resources

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Zero Waste Rating System

Framework / Guidelines | Free | Oct 12, 2017

TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification is used by facilities to define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals, cutting their carbon footprint... Read More

While food waste is hardly a new phenomenon, the private and public sectors alike have only recently emphasized food waste as a critical material to manage for both waste... Read More

Design Strategies and Case Studies for a Zero-Waste City The Zero Waste Design Guidelines address the crucial role that design plays in achieving NYC’s ambitious goal,... Read More

Overview of the TRUE Zero Waste certification process, including eligibility and fees (PDF). Download and review this free document to determine your project’s eligibility,... Read More

This document describes illustrative case studies on how the Circularity Indicators developed in the Circularity Indicators Project can be used. Due to the commercial... Read More

EPA created the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from... Read More

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Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool (SWEET)

Calculator / Equations / Formula | Free | Oct 01, 2017

The Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool (SWEET) is an Excel-based tool that quantifies emissions of methane, black carbon, and other pollutants from sources in the... Read More

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)* is one of the most commercially significant polymers in the global materials economy. People are most familiar with their daily use of PET... Read More

A tool by the EPA for managing and transforming waste streams.  This resource provides ideas for and examples of waste management taking into consideration sectors,... Read More

There is no single accepted framework exists to enable organizations to assess and report their “circularity.”  This website explains the metrics presented in the Circular... Read More

This paper describes a methodology for calculating a Material Circularity Indicator for manufactured products and companies. The prime purpose of this paper is to describe... Read More

Use this calculator to figure out the volume of waste that your building will generate. See how reducing waste generation, increasing waste diversion and using volume... Read More

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Circular Advantage

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Companies face a rapidly increasing challenge, and opportunity, to grow their businesses and create value amidst volatile and scarce supply of natural resources and... Read More

Global population growth and rising living standards have increased apparel consumption, and thegeneration of textile and clothing waste. This has raised concerns about... Read More

The How2Recycle label empowers people to recycle more and better, and influences brands to change their packaging to be more recyclable.How2Recycle® is the first and only... Read More

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