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Municipal SMMP Draft Credit 6: Source Reduction Policy (x points)

Intent:

Reduce waste generation and disposal through programs that encourage reuse.

Requirements:

Develop and adopt a policy to promote product and material reuse. The policy should allow or facilitate most of the following or equivalent programs:

  • Partnerships with Food Rescue Groups
  • Partnerships with local reuse organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, and Goodwill.
  • Promote citizen or industry repair programs and infrastructure through “tool libraries,” “repair cafes,” corporate events (e.g. Patagonia repair bus), etc
  • Adopt building deconstruction policies, codes or ordinances
  • Support for and development of material exchanges
  • Promoting backyard composting with subsidized bins, education and other support.
    • Programs to eliminate or reduce usage of products,
    • Partnership with companies that handle hard-to-recycle items
  • Programs to eliminate or reduce usage of products, e.g.
    • Bag bans or taxes/promotion or distribution of reusable bags
    • Water bottle refilling stations in public places
    • Procurement programs that emphasize and reward source reduction
    • Life Cycle assessment
    • Funding for source reduction programs
    • Training and education programs about source reduction
    • Support for and development of material exchanges
    • Developing “On demand” programs for consumer items in service establishment, such as straws in restaurants
    • Promoting backyard composting with subsidized bins, education and other support.
    • Offer and promote no-cost regular business waste assessment/audit with recommendations for “right-sizing”.

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