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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Regional and National Resources for Nebraska Businesses

As practices are becoming more transparent, consumers are putting an increasing amount of pressure on organizations to exercise sustainable practices. Sustainability will benefit your organization in many ways: become more efficient, improve your reputation and brand value, provide a platform for innovation, help attract and retain staff, gain certifications, achieve better growth, reduce costs, and strengthen stakeholder relations. This document includes resources, examples, and testimony on improving sustainability efforts within businesses.

Regional and National Resources for Nebraska Schools

Schools and learning facilities are uniquely suited to support sustainability efforts and education. Sustainability and waste reduction is a communal effort and can be incorporated into every aspect of learning. When we help our youth understand the importance of sustainability, we ensure a constant awareness that what we do affects our neighbors, our world, and our future. This document includes resources and testimony to help guide school systems.

Restaurant Food Waste Action Guide

ReFED how-to resource based on interviews with sustainability and operations teams at restaurants of various sizes. Provides an overview of the national food waste challenge, presents opportunities for improvement of business outcomes, and identifies action-oriented solutions, tools, and best practices.

Right Size Your Can

The City of Tucson Environmental Services Department website for their volume-based service program, where customers with existing curbside service can choose their trash container size and price.

SB 1383 Infrastructure and Market Analysis

A report on a survey of composting and anaerobic digestion facilities' ability to meet California's SB 1383 established targets for reduction and diversion of organic materials from landfills.