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Green house gas emissions can be reduced with Waste and Reduction Management Plans.
Waste Management and Reduction-is a resource conservation process where we try to first avoid waste, then reduce waste, reuse waste, recycle waste, recover waste and if we have to dispose of waste. 

Think about how your organization:

  • Uses existing items or contracts already in place,
  • How you avoid human health impacts of manufacture, use and/or disposal,
  • Buy only what you need,
  • Use life-cycle assessments or best value considerations when purchasing and,
  • Minimize waste by prevention, reuse, and recycling to avoid the depletion of natural resources. 

Multnomah County Solicitations may include waste management and reduction questions like the examples below.  Example Questions:

  • Please describe your organizations recycling plan to reduce waste?
  • Please describe how you reduce waste by purchasing products with less packaging? 
  • Please describe how you buy in bulk?
  • Please describe how you reuse or donate items to have a positive impact on our community?
  • Do you donate items for re-manufacturing?
  • Are items you use easily processed or recycled into new raw materials?
  • Do you purchase products with post consumer recycled content including paper and plastic products?