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Sustainability Resources for Faculty and Students: Waste and Recycling


Open Education Resources (OERs) & Open Access (OA)

Agricultural Waste and Residues (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Alternative Fuel (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Assessment and Management of Radioactive and Electronic Wastes (IntechOpen) open textbook.

E-waste and recycling (OER Commons) assignment licensed under CC BY.

Environmental Chemistry and Recent Pollution Control Approaches (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Management of Hazardous Wastes (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Municipal Solid Waste Management (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Post-Consumer Waste Recycling and Optimal Production (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Recovery and Utilization of Metallurgical Solid Waste (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Sewage (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Strategies of Sustainable Solid Waste Management (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Waste Management (IntechOpen) open textbook.

Web Resources

Animating Water Bottle Recycling Rates

This webpage describes an animation that we made to raise awareness about the surprisingly poor recycling rates of plastic water bottles.

Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling (EPA)

Home page for the EPA's resources on materials, waste and recycling. Provides links to data and reports on the national and state level. This data looks at generation, recycling, composting, combustion with energy recovery, and landfilling for a variety of materials and products.

Global Recycling Network

Marketplace indicators of broad array of consumer waste

Land, Waste, and Cleanup Topics (EPA)

Facts, figures and information on what the EPA does to regulate and reduce wastes, and to help clean up when wastes or harmful substances pollute the land.

EPA Learn About Waste

This government site provides information on current issues, science and technology, and legislation related to waste in the US.

International Solid Waste Association

ISWA’s declared mission is to promote and develop sustainable and professional waste management worldwide.

National Recycling Coalition

The Mission of the NRC is to partner with and facilitate activities between and among non-profit organizations, businesses, trade associations, individuals and government to maintain a prosperous and productive American recycling system that is committed to the conservation of natural resources.

North American Hazardous Materials Management Association

NAHMMA is a professional organization dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous constituents entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses and other entities that may be exempt from local, regional or national regulations.

Solid Waste Association of North America

SWANA is an organization of professionals committed to advancing solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research.

US Composting Council

The US Composting Council advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit our members, society, and the environment.