The DOI Case Studies include Environmental Achievement Awards Recipients and White House Closing the Circle Awards Recipients.  The case studies cited below offer innovative approaches to waste management.

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Case studies are available for the following subject areas:

Good and Innovative Solid Waste Management Practices

  • Paul Gammon: Spray Paint Can Recovery, Re-Use and Recycling System, Coos Bay District, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon

Park Ranger 



Recycling in Remote Areas

Additional Waste & Pollution Prevention Examples


EPA Success Stories