This guide provides access to resources, research and programs within the US, Virginia and at W&M on sustainability and related topics including climate change, recycling, renewable energy, and environmental quality.
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together once a year to celebrate America Recycles Day. The goal is to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling and promote reducing, reusing, and recycling.
The EPA's Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures Fact Sheet report includes data like materials type, paper, glass, metals, plastics, food scraps, yard trimmings, and other materials. This fact sheet also examines trends in recycling, combustion, and landfill disposal.
Every year, DEQ publishes an annual summary recycling report that provides details on recycling conducted by each solid waste planning unit along with a state recycling rate calculation based on the data provided by these planning units.
EPA uses risk assessment to characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and ecological receptors from chemical contaminants and other stressors that may be present in the environment.
The National Priorities List (NPL) is the list of sites of national priority among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories.