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General Information:

The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid waste Provided by the EPA.

Travelling Light: How to Reduce Your Waste on the Road Tips to reduce the amount of waste when traveling.

Reduce The Amount of Packaging Tips to reduce the amount of packaging on products.

Reduce Waste: if not you, who? Encourages individuals to change their habits and think of ways to reduce garbage.

Pollution Prevention Pollution prevention (P2) is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production. promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances,  implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materials rather than putting them into the waste stream.

Pay-as-you-throw In communities with pay-as-you-throw programs (also known as unit pricing or variable-rate pricing), residents are charged for the collection of municipal solid waste—ordinary household trash—based on the amount they throw away. This creates a direct economic incentive to recycle more and to generate less waste.

Alcoa and Exal Win DuPont Diamond Award for Packaging Innovation New type of aluminum bottle was created by Alcoa and Exal, the bottle is 100% recyclable and completely close-looped.

Toxic Use Redcution Institute TURI provides training, services and grant programs to reduce toxic chemical use and advance energy and water efficiency while enhancing the economic competitiveness of local businesses.

Comsumer Choices can Reduce Packaging Waste Ways to reduce packaging waste.

Reducing Waste in Workplace Ways to reduce office waste.

Junk Mail:

Stop the Junk Mail Monster Step by step guide to reducing the amount of junk mail.

Too Much Junk Mail? Website discusses how to stop junk mail.

Low Impact Development:

Recycle the Rain: A How To for Installing a Rain Barrel Instructions for building and installing a rain barrel to recycle rainwater.

Oklahoma Low Impact Development Low Impact Development (LID) is a new, comprehensive land planning and engineering design approach with a goal of maintaining and enhancing the pre-development hydrologic regime of urban and developed watersheds.