Sustainable Solutions - Resources & Links

Following is a list of Web resources geared toward reducing environmental impact through the 3 Rs: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. Each resource provides ways in which your company can initiate, document, and promote an environmental program. Please check back regularly, as we'll be adding to and updating this page.

SGP: Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

Print Service Providers can join the SGP registery by meeting a set of criteria to establish performance standards regarding sustainable practices. This registry is available to print buyers so that they can easily identify and contact sustainable printers in their area. The mission of SGP is to encourage and promote the reduction of the printing industry's environmental impact.

EPA WasteWise Program

The EPA’s WasteWise program offers a bevy of benefits that help companies track and promote the reduction, recycling, and reuse of their waste to decrease their environmental impact and reap the rewards of recognition for their participation. Benefits include a helpline, access to a technical assistance team, public recognition, awards programs, partner forums, and more.

EPA Environmental Management Program

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. The website provides information and resources related to EMS, and provides a systematic approach for businesses to take incremental steps toward reducing their environmental impact and boost profitability through efficient management.

Earth 911

Earth 911 is a Public and Private Sector Partnership through which economies of scale and scope are achieved, promoting this public service across the nation and centralizing environmental resources into one user-friendly neutral and non-governmental network. Of particular interest is the ability to source the closest recycling facility by city or zip code and by the material you would like to recycle. Be sure to check Earth 911's Business Resources center, which offers a comprehensive suite of services geared toward the needs of businesses.

The Vinyl Institute

The Vinyl Institute provides an overview on vinyl recycling, including a searchable database of companies that manufacture products from recycled vinyl.

Recycler's World

Recycler's World is a clearinghouse for companies that are buying a variety of materials, including plastic and vinyl, for recycling purposes. The site also includes a list of associations, publications, recycling events, and more.

EPA eCycling

This section of the EPA's website provides a number of donation programs and recycling programs for old computers and other electronic products. It also includes a section on manufacturers that offer asset recovery, trade-in, and leasing programs for used electronics.