The University of Minnesota provides a free business-reuse network—linking organizations that have reusable goods they no longer need to those who can use them.
The University also offers free technical assistance through the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP). MnTAP is an outreach program that helps businesses develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy use. By reducing waste and increasing efficiency you can save on disposal and raw material costs, and decrease regulatory compliance burdens. You also will create healthier and safer working conditions for your employees.
The Business Recycling Guide also provides businesses with information on reducing, reusing and recycling waste in the workplace.
Reduce waste at gatherings
Meetings, picnics and other workplace gatherings can produce a lot of waste. Learn how to save money and create less trash by checking out the Event Planning guide. It’s a great resource that includes planning guides, tips, case studies, helpful links, and more to help you get started with going green at your next event.
Reduce waste when buying
The types of products we purchase can have an impact on our budget, not to mention our health and the environment. Businesses can reduce waste and close the loop on recycling through environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP). EPP is buying goods and services that have a lesser or reduced environmental and human health impact compared to similar products that serve the same purpose.