The Zero Waste Network is a group of environmental professionals dedicated to finding money-saving options for conserving our natural resources. We are a collaborative project of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the University of Texas, and regional environmental agencies. Together we work to identify pollution prevention options for large and small businesses as well as consumers.
We are dedicated to protecting the environment by helping companies become more efficient. We supply tools to reduce production costs by lowering environmental impact. It's a win-win, non-regulatory approach that benefits everyone.
As a regional center we work to help innovative state/local pollution prevention programs share their strategies and success. We also provide tools that environmental specialists can use to promote zero waste. We also provide assistance directly to facilities by showing them how they can save money by eliminating waste.
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The latest strategies and techniques to help improve efficiency, lower liability, and increase profitability by improving environmental performance in both manufacturing and in your own home.
Cole uses found wood in various species to masterfully create cooking and eating spoons as well as the cutest chopsticks you'll ever see. #SHOSKINS
Recycle your favorite eyeglass frames by ordering new lenses. Recycling, Repurposing or Reusing ones own frames is what we are all about. #SHOSKINS
The Seoul Studio Reimagining A Material Destined To Be Discarded #SHOSKINS
8 Companies That Only Sell 100 Percent Recycled Products #SHOSKINS
58 Eco Friendly Products You Can Buy Today to Help Stop Plastic Pollution #SHOSKINS
Here’s help with your shopping: three Zero Waste produce bags. Handmade with recycled linen. #SHOSKINS
Targeting Zero Waste Manufacturing: Download this useful and printable Zero Waste brochure from Waste Management. #SHOSKINS
These 10 companies aren’t specifically waste companies, but they are companies that have committed to Zero Waste practices. #SHOSKINS
These products are biodegradable, have a plastic-free packaging or are made of recycling-friendly and natural materials such as wood, glass or metal. #SHOSKINS
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RENEW is designed to help organizations exchange hazardous materials that would normally be considered a waste. RENEW allows you to list materials available or wanted and browse materials by type.
USE RENEW TO SAVE MONEY
Find buyers of your waste and reducing your disposal costs. Increase your re-use and recycling, thereby decreasing the demand for raw materials and reducing your material input costs. Search online to find a buyer of your wastes or a supplier of materials quickly and easily.
The Pollution Prevention (P2) Planner is a tool for preparing a pollution prevention plan. Users can select from over 700 options including options supplied by other users. Can be used to comply with TCEQ's P2 Planning Law.
Pollution Prevention Options
If you are not required to prepare a P2 Plan, you can still browse options for saving money and reducing waste.
Each case study is an example of how a real facility saved money, reduced waste, and/or lowered their regulatory burden through an innovative P2 practice. The studies are often written in a companies own words, with minimal editing.
SELECT ONE OR MORE OPTIONS BELOW TO FIND SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES
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THE ZERO WASTE NETWORK
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The Zero Waste Network is a project of the University of Texas at Arlington's Enviornmental Training institute. The tools on this site are presented free of charge to help you find pollution prevention alternatives that work for your facility. They were originally developed throught the support of grant funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and contributions from several state, private and non-governmental entities. If you need assistance implementing these options contact us, or enroll in one of our upcoming classes .