Cradle to Cradle Certification
The Cradle to Cradle Certified (cm) Products Program rates products across five critical quality categories and recognizes achievement and a commitment to continual improvement with 5 award levels. Products are rated across five categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy, water stewardship, and social fairness.
EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing guide
EPA's EPP website provides basic information, evaluation guides, purchasing tools, as well as specific information about federal practices and policies.
Product Stewardship Institute
PSI is a national, membership-based nonprofit committed to reducing the health, safety, and environmental impacts of consumer products across their lifecycles, with a strong focus on sustainable end-of-life management.
Responsible Purchasing Network
RPN is an international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing. The website resources include Purchasing Guides and Cost and Benefit Calculators.
EPA's Waste Wise program helps organizations and
business apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce waste.
Zero Waste International Alliance
ZWIA works towards a world without waste through public education and practical application of Zero Waste principles. ZWIA has been established to promote positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and to raise community awareness of the social and economic benefits to be gained when waste is regarded as a resource base upon which can be built both employment and business opportunity.
Below are a few additional resources to help
households and businesses reduce their wastes.
Integrated Waste Management Board
· Center for a New American
· Reducing Junk mail
· EPA’s Product Stewardship web page
· Product Stewardship