COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

Access reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
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Creating Impact Through Purchasing: Managing the Impact and Inclusion of Your Supply Chain

A company’s impact extends far beyond its own walls. Purchasing and supply chain programs can promote inclusion in many ways, from ensuring the most vulnerable populations around the world have their human rights preserved to taking proactive measures to support transformative and purpose-driven companies. This guide is intended to provide guidance on the many ways companies, big or small, can leverage their purchases and supply chain to make a positive impact.

Demystifying the Recycling Process

The choice to recycle is in the hands of all of us, and it does make a difference. The advent of curbside collection makes it easier than ever to participate in the effort to direct unwanted or unneeded product containers and materials away from landfills, but procedures and regulations are often confusing and can create frustration and skepticism about the entire system.

Diversionator

A spreadsheet for calculating community recycling diversion rates for different types of collection programs and capture rates

EPA Waste Reduction Model (WARM)

A calculator for measuring GHG emissions, energy, and economic impacts for baseline and alternative waste management practices,including source reduction, recycling, combustion, composting, and landfilling

Foodservice Food Waste Action Guide

A ReFED guide designed for foodservice sustainability directors, and others in leadership roles in the US foodservice industry involved in creating or monitoring food waste reduction strategies.

Full Cost Accounting Handbook

Handbook to assist local government staff members in using full cost accounting (FCA) worksheets to identify, collect, track and analyze costs associated with solid waste services

Healthier Food Serviceware Choices

PFAS are often called “forever chemicals” since they are hard to break down, clean up or remove, and can stay in the environment for thousands of years. They can migrate from foodware into food and stay in our bodies for many years. Their popularity in non-stick, grease-proof, and stain-resistant consumer products has contributed to worldwide contamination.