Solid Waste

Solid Waste Reduction: Dumpster Dive (Waste Sort) – Use this approach to look through your trash, and quantify how much of it is actually trash (landfill), and how much could be diverted.

2016 Boeing Dumpster Dive Video

2013 Portland State Waste Audit

University of Iowa Waste Audit Video – Kinnick Stadium

University of Iowa Waste Audit Video – Dormitory

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One of the biggest trends in solid waste reduction is the Zero Waste initiative. Companies and organizations are striving to divert over 90% or more of their waste from going into the landfill. Exact definitions and certifications may vary, but the concept drives the continual evaluation of

Toolkits:

  • Paper reduction tools – Portland Metro
  • Paper Calculator – The premier tool for measuring the environmental impacts of paper and discovering the best paper choices. Use it to quantify the impacts of your paper usage, and to compare different grades and types of paper with varying amounts of recycled content.

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