Waste reduction links

The following list of information resources has been compiled to assist you in efforts to develop an effective waste reduction program. These information resources may include references to non-Covestro companies and services, and/or links to non-Covestro websites. These links and references are provided for convenience only, and Covestro cannot confirm the accuracy or completeness of the information provided.

Access and use of these links and references is at the user's risk.


Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange

The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange is a national network of regional information centers in the USA. Guidance includes practical methods to reduce waste in various manufacturing industry sectors, pollution prevention innovation updates and state-specific program information.

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Municipal/industrial waste reduction - WasteWise

WasteWise is a free and voluntary US EPA program that helps businesses eliminate municipal solid waste and select industrial wastes. It is a flexible program that allows partners to design their own waste reduction programs tailored to their needs. WasteWise provides free technical assistance to large and small businesses in the USA, helping them develop, implement, and measure their waste reduction activities.

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Municipal solid waste reduction - local programs

The US EPA has reported that about 40% of municipal solid waste (often referred to as garbage, trash or plant trash) is generated by businesses in the USA. There are numerous programs at the state and local level that provide information and guidance to businesses that wish to reduce such waste generation. This link provides access to municipal solid waste reduction programs in specific states.

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Hazardous waste recycling

When a material is recycled in the USA, its regulatory classification depends on what type of secondary material is being recycled, and what type of recycling is occurring. This link is useful for helping businesses understand the EPA regulations and how some materials destined for recycling are regulated.

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