EPA - WasteWise

US Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 10 Steps to Being WasteWise
    Upon joining WasteWise, your organization will implement sustainable materials management (SMM); a systematic approach that seeks to reduce materials used and their associated environmental impacts over the entire life cycle.

  • Waste Reduction Model (WARM)
    EPA created the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices. WARM calculates and totals GHG emissions of baseline and alternative waste management practices—source reduction, recycling, anaerobic digestion, combustion, composting and landfilling.