Paper. The site provides all sorts of practice
information about reducing the amount of paper you
Global Futures, Future 500. Future 500 is a network
of innovative leaders in business, technology, science,
academia, and the environmental community. Their objective
is to achieve a fourfold improvement in the way we
use resources: energy, materials, purchases, labor,
Indiana Institute on Recycling 500. The site features
more than 80 waste reduction case studies from around
the country, and for each of them it gives contact
names and numbers, a summary, the actions taken, and
payback or benefits.
Materials Exchanges links. Links to exchanges nationwide
on the Reuse Website of the Integrated Waste Management
Smart Office Resource Center. SORC explains
the high costs behind inefficient and toxic buildings;
offers examples of companies that have used smarter
designs or materials in renovating or building new;
provides information on more efficient building design,
office equipment; discusses how to set up helpful
recycling and telecommuting programs; lists sources
for healthier carpets, paints, and office supplies;
and provides links to some interesting and helpful
Environmental Protection Agency's Business and Industry
Resources. The site covers small business
information, programs, descriptions, publications,
and more available from U.S. EPA.
Waste Wi$e. The Waste Wi$e program is a voluntary
partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency
and businesses, designed to reduce municipal solid
waste and save businesses money.
Composting and Vermicomposting
Composter. Site provides complete instructions
for home composting.
Agricultural Notes by City Farmer. Has lot
of links to other sites. By Canada's Office of Urban
Agriculture, Vancouver, BC.
Worm World. Watch video of a worm giving birth at
this interactive site all about worms. It's part of
the "yuckiest site on the Internet" from New Jersey
Online. Oriented toward education, it has a lot of
attention-getting graphics, sounds, and video.
US State Recycling Policies National Directory
of Computer Recycling Programs. Lists national
and local organizations that distribute or wish
to receive used computers.
Computer and Electronics Waste Reduction
Recycling Guide. A starting point for
consumers in the USA and Canada searching for recycling
information. Targets regular folks with regular household
quantities of materials to recycle.
Environmental Protection Agency Citizen Information.
A variety of environmental information targeting the
Battery Recycling Corporation. Find the nearest
recycling location for nickel-cadmium rechargeable
batteries by clicking on "Ni-Cd Drop-Off Locations" and
giving the name of your city or zip code.
Junk Mail. The site has a fact sheet with
detailed information about how to receive less unwanted
Reduce Waste. Tips from the Minnesota Office of Environmental
States Environmental/Recycling Hotline. Type
in your zip code and learn where to take reusable
and recyclable materials in your area.
Less Stuff Report. A bimonthly newsletter
created to help people conserve resources and reduce
waste by "using less stuff," courtesy of Partners
for Environmental Progress.
Profiting from Source Reduction: Measuring Hidden Benefits.
Report to Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling
Board demonstrates source reduction measurement and
benefits to business and government. Four tools are
presented: (1) basic source reduction cost analysis,
(2) productivity modeling, (3) resource productivity,
and (4) waste intensity.
Reduction Resource Center. The Waste Reduction
Resource Center (WRRC) provides technical Pollution
Prevention (P2) support to the states in EPA Region
III and EPA Region IV. You'll find a searchable index
of over 13,000 technical articles, factsheets, and
case studies about waste reduction technologies, many
of which can be viewed on line.
Against Waste. Information on recycling legislation
in California and links to other environmental sites.
Waste Management Institute. The institute
serves the public through research, outreach, training,
and technical assistance programs in solid waste disposal,
management, and planning. The site includes project
summaries and a resource catalog.
Protection Agency. Source for environmental
information, publications, and legislation.
Recycling Network. A marketplace for the recycling
industry, with commodity prices, reference library,
events calendar, and more.
for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). A nonprofit
research and educational organization that provides
technical assistance and information on environmentally
sound economic development strategies. Since 1974,
ILSR has worked with citizen groups, governments and
private businesses in developing policies that extract
the maximum value from local resources.
Waste Prevention Coalition. A site with lots
of waste prevention information and links. Also, learn
about the activities of the National Waste Prevention
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
The recycling homepage for the state of Pennsylvania.
Includes fact sheets on popular topics and information
about the state's recycling coordination efforts.
World. Worldwide trading site for information
related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products,
used and surplus items, or materials (from batteries
and computers to plastics and textiles).
Laws International. Source for recycling industry
news and analysis from Raymond Communications. Primary
information source is a commercial hardcopy newsletter.