The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a new website: Managing and Transforming Waste Streams – A Tool for Communities.
The website features a sortable, filterable table of 100 policies and programs that local governments can implement to shift their community’s waste stream away from disposal and towards waste reduction and increased materials reuse, recycling, and composting.
This tool is ideal for cities and counties that are updating their solid waste management plans and wish to consider additional measures, as well as those adopting a zero waste plan or working on sustainability or climate action plans. By using the sorting and filtering features, planners can generate a list of measures for consideration tailored to their communities’ priorities. The website also features over 240 examples of policies and programs implemented in communities across the country, along with relevant online resources.