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Best Practices and Case Studies

Best Practices and Case Studies

How to Recycle Common Paper-based Holiday Items

During the holiday season, our homes are filled with cards from family and friends, cardboard boxes from shopping online to find the right gift and wrapping materials to ensure the surprise is spectacular.  But which of these are recyclable? Here some general guidelines to help you make the right decision on whether to put these common holiday paper items in the recycling or the trash bin

Reports and Analyses

Reports and Analyses

States with Mandatory Recycling Laws

List of states disposal bans or mandatory recycling laws as of 2017.

Apps and Tools

Apps and Tools

Maine Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit

The Maine Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit was developed through interagency coordination to provide a centralized source for the information relevant for designing and implementing climate adaptation measures or strategies, as well as information on important regulations and standards that may affect your project or planning process. The toolkit also provides opportunities to connect with state agencies and other engaged practitioners for technical advice and expertise.

Apps and Tools

Apps and Tools

What Do Your Recyclables Become

Online activity to view what products become when they are recycled. It is important to remember that each municipal recycling program is different, so not all of these materials are necessarily accepted where you live.

Best Practices and Case Studies

Best Practices and Case Studies

E-waste recycling processes in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam: A case study of cathode ray tube TVs and monitors

The recycling processes of CRT TVs/monitors in Southeast Asia are studied. Study compares process flows at formal and informal recycling sites were compared, and destinations of materials from formal and informal recycling. Determines more appropriate recycling infrastructure and better recycling solutions for waste CRT glass are needed in Southeast Asia.

Best Practices and Case Studies

Best Practices and Case Studies

Precious metals recovery from waste printed circuit boards: A review for current status and perspective

Highlights • The status recycling methods for the precious metal recovery from the waste print circuit board are reviewed. • The effects of environment by the improper recover methods are analyzed. • The bottlenecks in precious metals recycling system are proposed. • Addressing future metal recycling challenges and recommendations are presented.

Best Practices and Case Studies

Best Practices and Case Studies

Drivers of food waste and their implications for sustainable policy development

Here the drivers of residential, institutional, and commercial food waste generation in developed countries, particularly in the U.S., are explored. The impacts of food system modernization on food waste generation are examined, including impacts related to food system industrialization, urbanization, globalization, and economic growth. The examination of the range of food wastage drivers are used to provide insight into the best policy approaches to sustainably manage food waste.

Apps and Tools

Apps and Tools

DIYSigns for Recycling

FREE, open-sourced templates you can personalize and download to show what recyclables goes in which bin.

Reports and Analyses

Reports and Analyses

Environmental Behavior Change Backsliding Literature Review

Literature review of programs and their success over the long term, and how to assist in behavioral change.

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