Waste Dive Article: SWEEP standard…releases ambitious proposal

The Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (SWEEP) Municipal Standard has been published in draft form. Following the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) model, its goal is to evaluate “the environmental, economic and social aspects of providing municipal solid waste services.”

The new municipal standard, as well as a forthcoming industry-specific standard, includes six categories – sustainable material management policy, waste generation and prevention, solid waste collection, post-collection recovery, post-collection disposal and innovation.

Read the full article at Waste Dive: https://www.wastedive.com/news/sweep-standard-leed-waste-recycling/544478/

Interested in learning more about how the SWEEP certification process can help your local government and materials management company become more sustainable and/or save money? Comment below or reach out at info@sweepstandard.org. To learn more about all the benefits that come with SWEEP Membership, head to https://lnkd.in/d6mQeTjC

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