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Extended Producer Responsibility 3

Fact Sheets and Case Studies: European Union Electrical and Electronic Products Directives This fact sheet provides an overview of the European Union's Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Directive) and the Directive on the Restriction of the Use…

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Greener Holiday

INFORM's Tips for a Cleaner, "Greener" Holiday One of the enduring images of the December holiday season is the imposing mound of garbage that follows the wrapping and opening of gifts, the office party, and the holiday dinner. But the…

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Free HVAC and Building Equipment

Purchasing for Pollution Prevention: Specifying and Sourcing Mercury-Free HVAC and Building Equipment -- PDF version. In the past, mechanical systems used in buildings might contain pounds of mercury. While manufacturers of building equipment have made substantial progress in reducing or…

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Carpet Fact Sheet

Community Waste Prevention Toolkit: Carpet Fact Sheet Preventing Carpet Waste Every year, 4 billion pounds of carpet are discarded in the United States,(1) of which only about 1 percent is recycled.(2) For commercial facilities, government agencies, and institutions such as…

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Waste Reduction Tips for the Office

In 1994, United States residents generated over 209 million tons of municipal solid waste. If current trends continue, by 2010, we will have an additional 70 million tons to manage each year. Approximately one-third of our waste is generated by…

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Toner Cartridge Fact Sheet

Community Waste Prevention Toolkit: Toner Cartridge Fact Sheet Re-Charge! Preventing Toner Cartridge Waste Each year, millions of empty toner and inkjet cartridges used in laser printers, fax machines, and copiers are thrown in the trash, destined for landfills and incinerators.…

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Fact Sheet on Mercury in Fluorescent Lamps

Purchasing for Pollution Prevention: Fact Sheet on Mercury in Fluorescent Lamps Purchasing for Pollution Prevention: The Lowdown on Mercury in Fluorescent Lamps (PDF version) Most government agencies, schools, hospitals, and businesses purchase fluorescent lamps for their facilities because they are…

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