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External Resources

  • Aluminum Association: Aluminum Recycling:
    • This trade association describes the sustainable aspects of aluminum. For instance, recycling aluminum saves more than 90 percent of the energy needed to make new aluminum.
  • American Beverage Association:
    • They've got plans for your bottles and cans. America's beverage companies want to help you recycle.
  • American Forest & Paper Association: Paper Recycles:
    • This trade association site has been developed to raise awareness about the importance of paper recycling, educate key stakeholders about recycling programs, and provide tools for communities looking to start or improve paper recycling programs.
  • Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts:
    • Indiana's 70 solid waste management districts, along with their associates, are dedicated to the principals of responsible integrated solid waste management, ensuring a better today and tomorrow.
  • Association of Plastic Recyclers:
    • As the international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, membership includes independent recycling companies of all sizes, processing numerous resins, as well as consumer product companies, equipment manufacturers, testing laboratories, organizations, and others committed to the success of plastics recycling.
  • Circular Indiana:
    • Circular Indiana, formally the Indiana Recycling Coalition, Inc., was formed by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1989. It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization representing concerned citizens, state and local government officials, business, industry, and environmental groups.
  • Earth 911:
    • Earth 911 provides community-specific resources to improve quality of life, promotes public service across the nation, and centralizes environmental resources into one user-friendly network.
  • Indiana Economic Development Corporation:
    • Businesses can find information on additional funding and resources available to them through the state. Often a new company wants to recycle, revitalize an area, or refurbish a building. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation can help.
  • Indiana Office of Energy Development:
    • The Office of Energy Development (OED) was established to enhance Indiana's potential for links in energy and defense for economic development and national security. OED offers funding for projects involving alternative power and energy; alternative transportation fuels; energy efficiency; and energy outreach, education, and planning.
  • Keep America Beautiful:
    • Keep America Beautiful brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, including state recycling organizations, Keep America Beautiful works with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities through programs that deliver sustainable impact.
  • Purdue University Global:
    • Purdue University Global highlights 45 sources on sustainability and is organized by the following categories: Green Living, Energy and Technology, Sustainability in Business and Government, Sustainability Careers, Sustainability and the Arts, and Ecotourism.
  • Solid Waste Association of North America:
    • For over 40 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America has been providing waste reduction and recycling resources to solid waste managers.
  • American Iron and Steel Institute:
    • Steel is the most recycled material on the planet. Read more about how the steel industry recovers and recycles material.
  • U.S. EPA Recycle City!:
    • Explore Recycle City to see how the city’s residents reduce waste, reduce energy usage, and save money by doing simple things at home, at work, and in their neighborhoods.
  • U.S. EPA Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
    • A wealth of information on reducing, reusing, and recycling at home, at school, at work, on the go, and in your community.
  • U.S. EPA WasteWise:
    • WasteWise is a free, voluntary, U.S. EPA program which helps organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefiting the bottom line and the environment. WasteWise provides free technical assistance to help you develop, implement, and measure your waste reduction activities.
  • U.S. Recycling Economic Information Study (REI Study) [PDF]:
    • The U.S. Recycling Economic Information (REI) Study was an unprecedented national study, commissioned by the U.S. EPA and numerous states through a cooperative agreement with the National Recycling Coalition. The results, published in 2001, provided economic data for 26 different types of reuse and recycling establishments, demonstrating the importance of recycling and reuse to the U.S. economy.

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