Category: 2. Municipal Waste Generation & Prevention (WGP)
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|| Waste generation || refers to the volume or tonnage of solid waste generated prior to any recovery or disposal. Preventing and minimizing waste generation is considered to be more important than solid waste recovery, prioritized first in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s waste management hierarchy. Two mechanisms are employed to minimize waste generation: source reduction and reuse.
The Municipal WGP requirements of SWEEP take into account four key performance indicators (KPI):
1) Efficiency and Effectiveness
2) Environmental Performance
3) Economic Performance
4) Public Participation