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WasteWise Climate Benefits

Information and services to help mitigate global climate change through solid waste reduction.

Lots of people know that waste reduction is good for the environment and can help an organization's bottom line. What many people do not realize is that solid waste prevention and recycling can also help reduce climate change impacts. Creating less waste decreases the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions linked to everyday trash.

This portion of the WasteWise website explains the science behind global climate change, illustrates the connection between solid waste and climate change, explains how your waste prevention and recycling programs can help reduce climate change, and gives you tools and resources to help jumpstart your climate and waste program.

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