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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics: Challenges and Opportunities
Abstract: (For purchase) This book is a corporate-focused analysis that examines the metrics implications to businesses as their responsibilities expand beyond the factory gate--upstream to suppliers and downstream to products and services.
Source: Committee on Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics, National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
Measuring Recycling: A Guide for State and Local Governments
Abstract: This guide is designed to help state and local agencies measure municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling. It contains instructions, definitions, case studies, tips, form, and worksheets to help calculate an MSW recycling rate.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Pollution Prevention Metrics (NEWMOA)
Abstract: Northeast states P2 programs partnered to create common multi-state metrics, both outcome and activity-based. The metrics are listed in this document. A software tool is available to states and local governments to use in evaluating their P2 programs.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
Abstract: Guide facilitates easy, meaningful data collection from recycling in the private sector; includes survey forms, worksheets with calculations, and tools. Ensures fair comparisons of recycling rates among states & local governments.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste
Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G3) on Economic, Environmental and Social Performance [PDF]
Abstract: A common, international framework, for any organization, to report on linked aspects of sustainability: economic, social & environmental. Example environmental metric categories include: energy, materials, water, emissions, effluent, waste, compliance.
Source: Global Reporting Initiative
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