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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Retail Hardware: Best Practices for Waste Management

Retail Hardware: Best Practices for Waste Management

This guide demonstrates that reducing waste management and waste disposal costs, improving operating efficiency, and reducing materials cost can save a significant amount of money. This manual is a management tool, documenting costs and benefits of "best management practices" for waste reduction and pollution prevention in the operation of a retail hardware store. Based on pilot projects at four Minnesota Ace Hardware stores, over 40 waste management practices were monitored and documented at the pilot stores for cost and waste savings (in weight and volume). This guide is also available in html format at (PDF format; Length: 48 pages)


Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance

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July 1998

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