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Main Title WasteWi$e update : the measure of success--calculating waste reduction.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA 530-N-99-003
Stock Number PB2011-104636
OCLC Number 45381353
Subjects Waste minimization--United States. ; Recycling (Waste, etc.)--United States.
Additional Subjects Waste reduction measurements ; Data collection ; Waste prevention ; Recycling ; Paper reduction ; Cost savings ; Environmental conversions ; Data sources ; Calculations ; Tables (Data) ; Strengths ; Limitations ; Baselines
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-N-99-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/20/2019
EJBD  EPA 530-N-99-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/17/2000
ELBD RPS EPA 530-N-99-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/23/2018
ELBD  EPA 530-N-99-003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/20/2001
NTIS  PB2011-104636 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/20/2011
Collation 15 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The first step is to determine what your organization needs to measure. Some data collection techniques work better than others for certain waste reduction approaches, depending on the materials, activities, or locations involved. If your organization chooses to measure electronic equipment sold or donated for reuse, for instance, it will be easier to obtain data by examining sales records or donation receipts than by examining hauler records. As a WasteWise partner, you probably already set goals in the areas of waste prevention, recycling collection, and buying or manufacturing products with recycled content, so start by reviewing your WasteWise goals to determine the following: Range of materials covered; Types of activities captured; Operational areas included. The larger the facility and the more complex the waste stream, the more data you might need to collect and the more complicated the ultimate analysis might be. If your organization has several facilities, you might designate a team of employees (e.g., one at each facility) to collect the data that will ultimately be combined into one report.
Cover title. "July 1999." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 530-N-99-003."