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Business Waste Reduction.
Waste is a measure of lost profit. Businesses purchase
supplies and materials, and those that aren't used
efficiently become waste. Businesses then pay to have the
waste collected and hauled away. Preventing waste saves
resources, money, and prevents pollution.
Buy Recycled Programs
CalRecycle's Buy Recycled Program promotes the State's
policy to "buy green." The program assists procurement
officers of the Department of General Services (DGS), all
other State agencies, local governments, and private
businesses establish purchasing practices for
recycled-content products. These include recycled-content
paper; re-refined petroleum products; retreaded tires;
lead-acid batteries; paint and solvents; paving materials;
and office, plastic, landscaping, glass, construction,
mulch, and compost products.
California Materials Exchange (CalMAX) Portal
CalMAX is a service designed to help businesses find
markets for materials they have traditionally discarded.
CalMAX helps businesses, industries, and institutions save
resources and money. A simple idea—one business' trash is
another business' treasure.
Construction and Demolition
Debris Recycling Program
Disposal of construction and demolition (C&D) debris
wastes resources and shortens the life of landfills. In
1990, 46 of California's 530 jurisdictions reported C&D
tonnage as a separate category in the solid waste
stream. Their reported figures ranged from 0 to 55
percent, and averaged 28 percent.
Green Building Design and
Sustainable design or "building green" is an opportunity to
use our resources efficiently while creating healthier
buildings for our workers. It provides cost savings to all
Californians through improved human health and productivity,
lower cost building operations, and resource efficiency—and
it moves us closer to a sustainable future.
CalRecycle's recycling market development goal is to
encourage market conditions in which secondary materials
generated in California are efficiently collected and recycled
into high quality, value-added products attractive to consumers.
Recycling Market Development Zone Program
Recycling-based businesses are the growth industry of the
future! The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program
is a partnership between local governments and CalRecycle, created to
provide incentives to businesses that use secondary
materials from the waste stream as feedstock for their
Waste Prevention World
Waste Prevention World is a site about doing more with
less. It's about resource efficiency and rethinking your
daily activities. Any way you change your life to produce
less waste and reduce the materials you (or your business)
need to operate is waste prevention.
Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP)
WRAP provides an opportunity to recognize California
businesses for their outstanding efforts to reduce waste.
Does your business reduce, reuse, and recycle? Does your
business buy recycled products, work to reduce packaging
waste, and educate employees about reducing waste? You could
be one of the next WRAP award winners!
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