Tennessee Solid Waste Education Project

Resources on Source Reduction

Source reduction means to reduce the amount of materials or energy used. Among other things, source reduction conserves raw material and decreases throw-aways.

Source Reduction - the Energy Information Administration’s Energy Kid’s page about Source Reduction.  Provides information about everyday waste, reducing waste from the start, waste aspects of packaging, and reducing waste at home.

Cool 2012: Compostable Organics out of Landfills by 2012 - a guide to source reduction practices.

Source Reduction - a guide to source reduction, courtesy of the SDA (Soup and Detergent Association).

Waste Management - Source Reduction - a guide from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Source Reduction and Reuse - tips from Keep America Beautiful.

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