www.naturalstep.org

www.epa.gov

www.planetfriendly.net

www.ted.com

www.naturalcapital.org

www.rmi.com

www.wwf.org

www.sam-group.com

www.sustaianbility-indexes.com

www.earth-policy.org

www.billmckibben.com

www.iisd.org

www.ame.org

www.productivitypress.com

www.energy.gov

www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/calculators

www.ashrae.org

www.emergystar.gov

www.usgbc.org

www.iesna.org

www.water-ed.org

www.epa.gov/OW

www.standupfortheearth.org/green-tools-education/roi-calculator

www.americanwater.com

www.arcsa.org

www.awa.org

www.thewaterhole.ca

www.mbdc.com

www.hazmatmag.com

www.basel.int

www.greenseal.org/about/index.cfm

www.scrapmatchga.org

www.epa.gov.dfe

www.fueleconomy.gov

www.greencars.com

www.p2pays.org

www.epa.gov/p2

www.inece.org

www.biodiversityhotspots.org

www.ser.org

www.plantative.org

www.nanps.org

www.greenroofs.org

http://epa.gov/cleanup

ACS.org – Green Chemistry Education Resources

Green Power Market Development Group

Good Guide to Products

University of Wisconsin Business Sustainability

2011 Fortune Conference Green

A Roadmap for Hospitals

LifeCycle Caluclator

Good Guide to Products

Beyond the Line: Business Videos

Green Accounting Policies and Manuals UN

Sustainability Business Video Series

Beyond the Line: Business Videos

Zero Waste Resources

Organizations

Industrial Ecology

Life Cycle Analysis

Green Chemistry and Chemicals

Design for Environment

Environmental Management Systems

Recycling Resources (alphabetical)

The Zero Waste Alliance serves other organizations. In order to address individual requests for information about recycling, we have collected the following:

Compact Fluorescent Lamps

E-Waste

Electronic products contain some toxic materials. to avoid human and environmental degradation these products must be managed properly at the end if their lives. If you need ammunition to give others, refer them to the CBS News segment, “The Electronic Wasteland” that tells the story of a Southern Chinese city, Guiya, located in Guangdong Province and get a copy of the Basil Action Network’s video “Exporting Harm.” http://www.ban.org/#ToOrderExportingHarmTheVideo.

The National Geographic’s January 2008 issue has a feature article titled, High Tech Trash. Don’t miss the photo gallery and interactive tour links on the left of the page. You can test your e-waste IQ too!
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/2008-01/high-tech-trash/carroll-text.html

Good electronic product management has three strategies:

1. Purchase greener electronic products. Buy only EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) registered computers. They will have many advantages such as more recycled content, lower toxics, lower energy use, etc. In addition, the manufacturers will take their products back at the end of life. The federal government is required to buy at least 95% EPEAT registered computers and other organizations should do so too. The EPEAT criteria and registered products are available at http://www.epeat.net.

2. Reduce impacts during use. Keep the power management settings adjusted for minimum energy use; turn off when not in use for hours and use upgrades to extend the product’s lifetime.

3. Manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way. Check out the EPA’s Plug-In to eCycling guidelines http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/conserve/plugin/guide.htm

Electronics recyclers nationwide can be found through the Electronics Recycling Center. http://www.electronicsrecycling.org/search/search.aspx. When you find a recycler, be sure to ask them if they handle the waste according to the eCycling guidelines. For a list of recycling companies that have promised not to export hazardous waste or dispose of it in landfills, check the website of the Basel Action Network, a group that advocates green solutions to e-waste issues: http://ban.org/pledge1.html.

The Oregon legislature passed an electronics recycling law in 2007, creating a free statewide collection program. The Oregon DEQ has contracted with the team of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) and the Zero Waste Alliance (ZWA) to design, implement, and manage the program. Information and collection locations are here:
http://www.electronicsrecycling.org/Oregon/public/contentpage.aspx?pageid=4

These strategies are part of the Federal Electronic Challenge. For more information and resources, see http://www.federalelectronicschallenge.net/overview.htm.

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