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This free guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help office buildings, manufacturing facilities, hotels, hospitals, universities and other workplaces divert organic matter.
A free, voluntary EPA program through which organizations eliminate costly wastes, benefiting their bottom line and the environment.
An EPA initiative to encourage recycling in public places such as parks, stadiums, convention centers, airports, and shopping centers.
Taking steps to reduce your environmental impact and cut operating costs? You can manage energy, water, and waste data – all in one secure online environment – with EPA's Portfolio Manager tool.
A recycling program can reduce disposal costs and add to a company's bottom line. Recycling can reduce the amount of waste your organization sends to the landfill, thereby reducing the amount you pay to have the waste picked up by your trash hauler.
If you're not also buying recycled products you're not really recycling. It isn't enough to have businesses or governments collect recyclables. The materials must have a market to have a value.
The State of Colorado implemented an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy in 2010. Read the policy document for guidance on how to procure sustainable commodities and services. The EPA maintains an online, searchable database of recycled-content product suppliers.
Boulder County created a Zero Waste Events Guide (PDF) to show how to plan and organize a Zero Waste event and why such an event can be sustainable and cost effective. There’s no need for a trash can! If you plan for sustainable waste, then only recycling and compost are necessary. After the event every guest, employee and volunteer can be proud to be an environmental steward.
The Colorado Sustainable Events Guide (PDF) was designed for hosts and planners to help lessen negative impacts on the environment and make a positive contribution to the community and the planet. The content of the guide is drawn from best practices researched and the experience gained by the local Denver Greening Initiative of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.