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RECORD NUMBER: 10 OF 629
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Alternatives to Source Reduction.|
|Author||Carstens, R. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Additional Subjects||Waste reduction ; Environmental impacts ; Implementation ; Recycling ; Fibers ; Corrugated boxes ; Source reduction|
Source reduction means reducing waste before it's created. This can be accomplished by reducing the amount of material designed into a product, and by using recyclable alternative materials wherever possible. An area overlooked as a target for waste reduction is the ordinary corrugated box. According to the Fibre Box Association, 20 million tons of corrugated were produced in 1989, about half of which was recycled.