WasteWise is a free, voluntary program established by the United
States Environmental Protection Agency to promote waste reduction
(also known as source reduction), recycling and recycled product
The New Jersey WasteWise Business Network is an organization
devoted to spreading the WasteWise message to businesses, local
governments and other organizations in New Jersey. In cooperation
with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection,
the Network will focus on the business sector; however, membership
is open to all organizations. Those organizations that choose
to participate in the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network
are not required to register as a WasteWise "partner"
or "endorser" although it is recommended.
WasteWise partners are asked to establish goals and file an
annual report regarding the status of the goals set forth. WasteWise
partners have access to a wide variety of resources, as well
as to one-on-one technical assistance to help develop and implement
program strategies. WasteWise endorsers are organizations that
recognize the value of WasteWise and actively promote it to
their members or constituents. Partners and endorsers in this
flexible program have numerous opportunities to be recognized
and rewarded for their achievements.
Through the Network, the State of New Jersey will become an
"advocate" as per WasteWise's States Campaign Initiative
and will enjoy special benefits such as the development of tools
and publications specifically suited to the needs of New Jersey.
Please consider participating as a member of the New Jersey
WasteWise Business Network. For more information, please contact
the NJDEP, Bureau of Recycling and Planning at 609-984-3438.
For detailed information on the WasteWise program, visit http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/smm/wastewise/index.htm.
The Benefits of WasteWise
and Network Membership:
WasteWise Partners and Endorsers enjoy numerous benefits, including
||Free one-on-one technical assistance from
which you will learn cost-cutting waste reduction strategies;
||The toll-free WasteWise helpline;
||Participation in awards and recognition programs;
||The vast resources of the WasteWise website;
||The WasteWise Took kit which provides guidance
on setting goals, measuring results and reporting.
New Jersey WasteWise Business Network Members enjoy numerous
benefits, including the following:
How to Join:
There is no cost to join the New Jersey WasteWise Business
Network. Simply send an e-mail, fax or letter that indicates
your desire to join the Network and includes the name of your
business/organization, name and title of the contact person
for your business/organization, brief description of your business/organization,
mailing address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address and
website address (if applicable), to:
NJDEP, Bureau of Recycling and Planning
401 East State Street, P.O. Box 414
Trenton, NJ 08625
Note - You may also join the Network by registering as a partner
or endorser directly through the USEPA's WasteWise program at http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/smm/wastewise/index.htm or at 800-EPA-WISE (800-372-9473).
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