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Business Resources


AGRICULTURE

ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING
AUTOMOTIVE MACHINE PARTS
FOOD SERVICE / GROCERY STORE
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR / SERVICE STATION
FOUNDRY
BUSINESS OFFICE
HEALTHCARE / RETIREMENT HOME
CEILING TILES / INSULATION / MINERAL WOOL
METAL FABRICATION / TOOL & DIE
CONSTRUCTION
NEWSPAPER / PRINTER / SCREEN PRINTER
CULTURAL CENTER / PERFORMING ARTS
PAPER INDUSTRY
DRY CLEANER
RETAIL MERCHANT
SCRAP METAL DEALERS
WOOD INDUSTRY


Education Resources

Great solid waste reduction education sites!

Center for Ecoliteracy (Sustainable Living)
About.com’s Environmental Issues Section
The Rainforest Web’s Conscious Consuming Site
American Plastics Council’s Automotive Learning Center
National Gardening’s Kidsgardening.com – Thematic Explorations
Environmental Education Web Resources
Schools Online
HomeZone’s Paint Calculator
Gardening with Children
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) Kids and Teachers page
Glass Packaging Institute: Teacher’s Guide to Glass Container Recycling
Sustainability Education Handbook: Resource Guide for K-12 Teachers (uses Michigan Framework Standards)
EPA’s The Quest for Less: Activities and Resources for Teaching K-6
Grassroots Recycling Network: Kids Recycle page
Indiana Department of Environmental Management: Enviroville Site
Garbage – What Can We Learn from Our Garbage?
Eco-Labels The Consumers Union Guide to Environmental Labels
Plastic-Specific Resources for Teachers/Students
(American Plastics Council)

Worm Bins & Vermicomposting
EE-Link: Environmental Education Resources
for Teachers

Center for Environmental Education Resource Page
Materials for Teachers from Keep America Beautiful
National Wildlife Federation’s Education Page
Source Reduction & Reuse from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Education Center from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Green Schools Project
The Notepad – IDEM’s E-Newsletter for Indiana Schools
Environmental Defense
CanCentral.com – Information about the can industry (Be sure to click on ABC’s of Environmental Education!)

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Wabash County Business/Industry: The following are some business categories found in Wabash County. Industry-specific internet website addresses and descriptions are provided for each category.
Agriculture:http://www.ces.purdue.edu/wabash
(Wabash County Cooperative Extension Service) local page of the cooperative extension service, loaded with farming, gardening and environmental informationhttp://www.ces.purdue.edu/anr/topics.html
(Purdue Extension Resources) – contains list of agricultural and environmental sites.

http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic
(Alternative Farming Systems Information Center) – information center at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library.

http://www.aftresearch.org
(American Farmland Trust) – check out AFT’s Center for Agriculture in the Environment.

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Automotive Machine Parts: http://es.epa.gov/techinfo/facts/metalmfg.html
(An Industry Overview of Metal Manufacturing)http://www.recycle-steel.org
(Steel Recycling Institute) – promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products; through 7 regional offices, works with recycling coordinators/solid waste managers, recycling operators, intermediate processors and end market buyers to ensure continuing steel recycling.

http://www.autorecyc.org
(Automotive Recyclers Association) – dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of automotive parts and the safe disposal of inoperable motor vehicles.

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Automotive Repair/Service Station: http://es.epa.gov/techinfo/facts/automotv.html
(Fact sheet for Automotive Repair Shops)http://es.epa.gov/techinfo/facts/autobody.html
(Fact sheet for Auto Body Shops)

http://www.in.gov/idem/oppta
(Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance – OPPTA) – helps business and industry stop pollution at its source; offers source reduction plans for industries, grant programs to encourage pollution reduction innovation, statewide recycling efforts, and education/outreach efforts through workshops and seminars.

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/prevent.htm
(US EPA’s Waste Prevention Program) – EPA’s program to help business reduce solid waste at the source.

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/wstewise/
(US EPA’s Waste Wise Program) – EPA developed this program to help business in taking cost-effective action to reduce solid waste in 3 areas: waste prevention, recycling collection, and buying or manufacturing recycled products.

http://www.envirolink.org/topics.html?topicsku=2002121144501&topic=Sustainable%20Business&topictype=topic
(Sustainable Business Network) – the Sustainable Business Network is a centralized resource for both businesses and individuals wanting to conduct business, invest and purchase products in an economically sound and sustainable manner. The SBN keeps you abreast of the latest news information and resources pertaining to the business of the future.

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Business Office: http://www.usmayors.org/USCM/uscm_projects_services/environment/national_paper_recycling_project.html
(National Office Paper Recycling Project) – goal of the project is to maximize the recycling of office paper and minimize its disposal; to be achieved by implementing the now completed National Office Paper Recycling Strategy; collaborative efforts by the US Conference of Mayors, private corporations and additional public interest groups.http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/prevent.htm
(US EPA’s Waste Prevention Program) EPA’s program to help business reduce solid waste at the source.

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/wstewise/
(US EPA’s Waste Wise Program) – EPA developed this program to help business in taking cost-effective action to reduce solid waste in 3 areas: waste prevention, recycling collection, and buying or manufacturing recycled products.

http://www.in.gov/idem/oppta
(Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance – OPPTA) – helps business and industry stop pollution at its source: offers source reduction plans for industries, grant programs to encourage pollution reduction innovation, statewide recycling efforts, and education/outreach efforts through workshops and seminars.

http://www.envirolink.org/topics.html?topicsku=2002121144501&topic=Sustainable%20Business&topictype=topic
(Sustainable Business Network) – the Sustainable Business Network is a centralized resource for both businesses and individuals wanting to conduct business, invest and purchase products in an economically sound and sustainable manner. The SBN keeps you abreast of the latest news, information and resources pertaining to the business of the future.

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Ceiling Tiles/Insulation/Mineral Wool: http://www.in.gov/idem/oppta
(Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance – OPPTA) – helps business and industry stop pollution at its source: offers source reduction plans for industries, grant programs to encourage pollution reduction innovation, statewide recycling efforts, and education/outreach efforts through workshops and seminars.http://www.turi.org
(Toxic Use Reduction Institute’s Internet Tools and Training for Toxics Use Reduction) Internet search tool with over 550 pollution prevention resources for facility planners, engineers and managers looking for technical, process and materials management information on the Web.

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Construction: http://www.recycle-steel.org
(Steel Recycling Institute) – promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products; through 7 regional offices, works with recycling coordinators/solid waste managers, recycling operators, intermediate processors and end market buyers to ensure continuing steel recycling.http://www.greenseal.org/
(Green Seal) – independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by promoting the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products; sets environmental standards and awards “Green Seal of Approval” to products causing less harm to the environment than other similar products.

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Cultural Center/Performing Arts: http://www.in.gov/idem/oppta
(Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance – OPPTA) – helps business and industry stop pollution at its source; offers source reduction plans for industries, grant programs to encourage pollution reduction innovation, statewide recycling efforts, and education/outreach efforts through workshops and seminars.TOP OF PAGE…

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Dry Cleaner: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/projects/garment/index.htm
(US EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) Garment & Textile Care) targets dry cleaning industry and features a collection of case studies, fact sheets, and other documents on environmental issues and technology researched and published by the EPA for the industry.TOP OF PAGE…

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Electronics Manufacturing: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/projects/pwb/index.htm
(US EPA’s Enviroene Design for the Environment (DfE) Program Printed Wiring Board Industry Documents) targets printed wiring board industry and features a collection of case studies, fact sheets, and other documents on environmental issues and technology researched and published by the EPA for the industry.TOP OF PAGE…

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Food Service/Grocery Store: http://www.dinegreen.com
(Green Restaurant Association) – A national, non-profit organization that provides services in research, consulting, education, marketing and community organizing. Their stated mission is to create an ecologically sustainable restaurant industry.http://www.polystyrene.org
(Polystyrene Packaging Council) – includes a list of nationwide recycling sites for polystyrene.

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/prevent.htm
(US EPA’s Waste Prevention Program) EPA’s program to help business reduce solid waste at the source.

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/wstewise/
(US EPA’s Waste Wise Program) – EPA developed this program to help business in taking cost-effective action to reduce solid waste in 3 areas: waste prevention, recycling collection, and buying or manufacturing recycled products.

http://www.in.gov/idem/oppta
(Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance – OPPTA) – helps business and industry stop pollution at its source; offers source reduction plans for industries, grant programs to encourage pollution reduction innovation, statewide recycling efforts, and education/outreach efforts through workshops and seminars.

http://www.envirolink.org/topics.html?topicsku=2002121144501&topic=Sustainable%20Business&topictype=topic
(Sustainable Business Network) – the Sustainable Business Network is a centralized resource for both businesses and individuals wanting to conduct business, invest and purchase products in an economically sound and sustainable manner. The SBN keeps you abreast of the latest news, information and resources pertaining to the business of the future.

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Foundry: http://www.afsinc.org
(American Foundrymen’s Association, Inc.) national trade association for the foundry industry “to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metal casting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society ..”; includes programs for environmental safety and health.http://www.aluminum.org
(The Aluminum Association, Inc.) – trade association representing the US aluminum industry

http://es.epa.gov/partners/vaip/vaip.html
(US EPA’s Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Program-VAIP) innovative environmental stewardship and pollution prevention program developed by EPA and US primary aluminum industries. Companies joining VAIP commit to make reductions in perfluorocarbon gas emissions (PFC’s), potent greenhouse gases that may remain in the atmosphere for thousands of years. (aluminum industry)

http://es.epa.gov/techinfo/facts/metalmfg.html
(An Industry Overview of Metal Manufacturing)

http://www.recycle-steel.org
(Steel Recycling Institute) – promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products through 7 regional offices, works with recycling coordinators/solid waste managers, recycling operators, intermediate processors and end market buyers to ensure continuing steel recycling.

Foundry Sand:

http://www.uwm.edu:80/Dept/CBU/ Center for By-Product Utilization of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Subjects: Workshops and Research Information.

http://www.cwc.org/industry/ibp951.htm Clean Washington Center
Subject: Beneficial Reuse of Spent Foundry Sand.

http://es.epa.gov/techinfo/case/michigan/mich-cs4.html United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Subject: Case Study: Low Energy Recycling of Foundry Sand.

http://www.afsinc.org American Foundrymen’s Society (AFS)
Subject: You may order copies of technical papers on a variety of topics including foundry sand recycling and beneficial reuse through the AFS Library (fee charged).

http://www.ai.org/legislative/ic/code/title13/ar19/ch3.html#IC13-19-3-7 Indiana Code IC 13-19-3-7, as affected by HEA 1541, regarding the beneficial use of foundry sands.

http://www.in.gov/idem/prevention/hhw/
usefoundrysandsaccordhea1541booklet.pdf

Booklet offering guidance from IDEM’s Office of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management regarding Foundry Sand Use, as affected by HEA 1541.

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Healthcare/Retirement Home: http://www.noharm.org
(Health Care Without Harm – The Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Health Care).http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Wetlands/7756/EPP1.htm
(Hospitals for A Healthy Environment).

http://www.sustainablehospitals.org
(Sustainable Hospitals).

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/special.htm#medical
(EPA information regarding medical waste).

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh
(US Dept. of Health and Human Services – Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health – N(CEH) – mission is to provide national leadership through science and service to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, birth defects, disability and death resulting from interactions between people and their environment. NCEH provides prevention programs, public health surveillance, applied research, communication and dissemination of information, and assistance to state and local health agencies to help them prevent environmental disease.

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Metal Fabrication/Tool & Die: http://es.epa.gov/techinfo/facts/metalmfg.html
(An Industry Overview of Metal Manufacturing)http://www.recycle-steel.org
(Steel Recycling Institute) – promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products through 7 regional offices, works with recycling coordinators/solid waste managers, recycling operators, intermediate processors and end market buyers to ensure continuing steel recycling.

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Newspaper/Printer/Screen Printer: http://www.pneac.org
(Printers’ National Environmental Assistance Center) provides environmental assistance to the printing industry by improving communications and coordination among environmental technical assistance organizations and key printing industry associations; home page provides access to electronic information about the environmental impacts of printing, effective means to achieve compliance with environmental regulations, successful pollution prevention practices in the printing industry, and descriptions of related projects.http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/projects/screen/index.htm
(US EPA’s Enviro$en$e Design for the Environment (DfE) Program Screen Industry Documents) targets screen printing industry and features a collection of case studies, fact sheets, and other documents on environmental issues and technology researched and published by the EPA for the industry.

http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/projects/litho/index.htm
(US EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) Program Lithography Industry Documents) targets lithography industry and features a collection of case studies, fact sheets, and other documents on environmental issues and technology researched and published by the EPA for the industry.

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Paper
(Bookbinding, Coating, Boxboard/Paperboard Manufacture)/ Wood (Wood product manufacturer, lumberyard):
http://www.pulpandpaper.net/jumplist
(Pulp and Paper.Net) – links to industry internet resources; continuously expanding list can be starting point for any internet search for pulp and paper industry information (has environmental section)http://www.afandpa.org
(American Forest and Paper Association) – national trade association of the forest, paper and wood products industry; offers recycling section for both paper and wood products.
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Retail Merchant: http://www.envirolink.org/topics.html?topicsku=2002121144501&topic=Sustainable%20Business&topictype=topic
(Sustainable Business Network) – the Sustainable Business Network is a centralized resource for both businesses and individuals wanting to conduct business, invest and purchase products in an economically sound and sustainable manner. The SBN keeps you abreast of the latest news, information and resources pertaining to the business of the future.http://www.polystyrene.org
(Polystyrene Packaging Council) – includes a list of nationwide recycling sites for polystyrene.

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/prevent.htm
(US EPA’s Waste Prevention Program) – EPA’s program to help business reduce solid waste at the source.

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/wstewise/
(US EPA’s Waste Wise Program) – EPA developed this program to help business in taking cost-effective action to reduce solid waste in 3 areas: waste prevention, recycling collection, and buying or manufacturing recycled products.

http://www.in.gov/idem/oppta
(Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance – OPPTA) – helps business and industry stop pollution at its source; offers source reduction plans for industries, grant programs to encourage pollution reduction innovation, statewide recycling efforts, and education/outreach efforts through workshops and seminars.

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Scrap Metal Dealers: http://www.isri.org
(Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. ) – national trade association with 1,600 industry members, who process, broker and consume scrap commodities, or who supply equipment and services to the industry. ISRI has 24 affiliated chapters, publishes various magazines, circulars and newsletters, and sponsors its annual convention, seminars, roundtables and workshops.http://www.recycle-steel.org
(Steel Recycling Institute) – promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products through 7 regional offices, works with recycling coordinators/solid waste managers, recycling operators, intermediate processors and end market buyers to ensure continuing steel recycling.

http://www.sentex.net/recycle/index.html
(Recycler’s World) – world wide trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products used and surplus items or materials.

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