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Boulder County Resource Conservation Division / Recycling and Composting
City of Boulder Climate and Sustainability Division
ReSource (building materials)
Green Girl Recycling
Campus Recycling and Waste Minimization Policies
This resource from Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), compiles campus waste management policies that focus on waste minimization and/or recycling.
Colorado University Recycling
University of Oregon
University of Minnesota
University of California Davis
University of Missouri
University of Michigan
Lane Community College
University of California, Berkley
University of Massachusetts
University of Pittsburg
Carnegie Mellon University
College and University Recycling Coalition
CURC supports collegiate recycling programs through technical assistance, education, and training. They organize and host a Webinar series, hold one regional workshop and one national workshop, publish a quarterly newsletter, develop best-practices manuals and toolkits and help connect members through an active email listserv (RECYC-L) and through informal gatherings in conjunction with state and national conferences. CURC also partners with innovative programs such as the RecycleMania® Tournament and the Game Day Challenge. Click here.
National Recycling Coalition Campus Council
The NRC’s Campus Council enables collaboration between higher ed and the sustainable materials management industry. The Council offers scholarships, hosts a network of young professionals, maintains an internship program and a speakers bureau, and advances applied research and development centers. The Council supports the National Standards Certification Board (NSCB) to accredit certification programs run by states, regions, organizations, trade associations, universities, and community colleges. The Campus Council also advocates for higher education in the National Action Plan for Sustainable Materials Management. Click here.
Post-Landfill Action Network
PLAN is a national network of student leaders working to end the cycle of waste in their campus communities. By joining PLAN, your campus group gets access to a variety of support, discounts, and other resources. Click here.
The group also coordinates an annual conference
Solid Waste Association of North America : Young Professionals
SWANA’s group for individuals in the solid waste industry 35 or younger. They offer networking opportunities at events, conferences, webinars, and resources. SWANA’s National Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC) is a student team competition to solve a “real world” problem faced by solid waste professionals. Click here.
US Composting Council
Young Investigator Scholarship
The goal of the Young Investigator Scholarship is to bring attention to emerging young professionals in the field of compost research and to spark interest in the future of the composting industry. Recipient of the scholarship will be awarded funds to support their research and education. The recipient will be invited to display a research posted at the USCC Conference. If the deadline for this year has already passed, click here to find out the next scholarship deadline and more information about the US Composting Council.
US Zero Waste Business Council
The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council and its campus group are creating campus-specific programs for certifying campus facilities that meets the Zero Waste Principles of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA). Click here.
Zero Waste Youth USA
Zero Waste Youth is a youth-led movement that gathers those who believe in a world without waste. They disseminate and apply Zero Waste principles, promote Zero Waste practices and empower youth through learning, vision building and actions in order to redefine what we consider “waste”.
AASHE: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
American Association of Community Colleges
American College University President’s Climate Commitment
Clean Air-Cool Planet
College and University Recycling Coalition
The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges
Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium
Harvard Green Campus Initiative
National Wildlife Federation: Campus Ecology Project
SCUP: The Society for University and College Planning
Second Nature: Education for Sustainability
University Leaders For a Sustainable Future
American Forest and Paper Association
Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers
Glass Packaging Institute
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Northeast Recycling Council
Solid Waste Association of North America
Steel Recycling Institute
The US Composting Council
Chlorine Free Products Association
Container Recycling Institute
Environmental Paper Network
Grassroots Recycling Network
African Recycler’s Association
Asian Recycler’s Association
Australian Government: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Central America Recycling
European Recycler’s Exchange
India Environment Portal
International Solid Waste Association
Mexico: Secretary of the Environment (Spanish)
Paper Recycling Association of South Africa
South American Recycling Exchange
Waste Management, Pollution Control and Recycling in Africa
Waste Management, Pollution Control and Recycling in South America
World Environment Organization
The National Reuse Alliance focuses on different ways businesses and individuals can reuse material goods in order to scale back the amount of waste we create.
The BMRA website is a 501 c3 non-profit educational and research organization whose mission is to advance the recovery, reuse and recycling of building materials. Their mission statement is to:
TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.
Urban Ore is a business that aims to "end the age of waste". Included on their website is a list of zero waste resources, including policy analysis and planning, salvage operations, consulting, science, and facility design.
List of hyperlinks to state agencies compiled by Raymond Communications, 2016
Eco-Cycle is one of the largest non-profit recyclers in the USA and has an international reputation as a pioneer and innovator in resource conservation.
EnviroCitizen.org strives to deliver everything you could possibly want that's green along with tons of information, complemented by a strong sense of community. It is our hope that you will always check EnviroCitizen.org first when searching for anything green.
GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.
"GRRN is a national network of waste reduction activists and recycling professionals. We set ambitious standards for Zero Waste goals and policies. We provide opportunities for on-going meaningful participation in campaigns and build coalitions to achieve zero waste policies, businesses and communities. We have a valuable website and an active email listserve (called GreenYes) of many hundreds of knowledgeable experts in both downstream recovery and upstream clean production issues."
ILSR has championed local self-reliance, a strategy that underscores the need for humanly scaled institutions and economies and the widest possible distribution of ownership.
The city of Los Angeles is working with stakeholders from all around the city to develop the guiding principles for the city’s Zero Waste Plan. While we plan the city’s zero waste future, we know that there is so much we can do individually to reduce waste where we live, work and play.
The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council mission is to educate, inform and document the performance of Zero Waste Businesses using scientific methods to help businesses and communities become more healthy and sustainable.
Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI) is a global network of creative minds, seeking solutions to the ever increasing problems of the world. The members take on challenges others would consider impossible or too complex. Starting from ideas, based on science, the common vision shared by each and every member of the ZERI network is to seek sustainable solutions for society, from unreached communities to corporations inspired by nature's design principles. Innovative solutions are constantly designed by the ZERI teams drawn from many walks of life and expertise.
The Sierra Club is a grassroots organization, built on the efforts of a lot of people working together to protect the environment and create a more sustainable future.