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Websites and books of interest for businesses

The websites and books listed below provide good information to businesses interested in sustainable business practices. Other organizations offer newsletters to assist in workplace sustainability.

Websites to assist businesses Earth911 Ohio EPA Division of Materials and Waste Management  Frontline Focus Green City Blue Lake Grounds To Grow On  (K-Cup Recycling) Keep America Beautiful Plastic Film Recycling Plastics Recycling Standardized Recycling Labels Recycle Grocery Plastics Recycling At Work National Restaurant Association Conserve Program Sustainable Cleveland Integrating Sustainability In Your Organization Terracycle  U.S. Zero Waste Business Council


Online newsletters available to assist businesses Biocycle - Composting  Environmental Leader – Latest Industry News  Sustainability Recycle Often Recycle Right – Waste Management Waste Dive – News in the Waste and Recycling Industry Waste and Recycling News


Books on sustainable business strategy

  • Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia 
  • Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough 
  • Fostering Sustainable Behavior by Doug Mackenzie Mohr 
  • Green to Gold by Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston 
  • The Zero Waste Solution by Paul Connett

Recycling Equipment Resources and Signs

Recycling bins can be ordered through the same company your school or business is contracted with for janitorial or office supplies.  A small number of bins can be purchased through local stores such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Office Max, or Staples.

Labels for Recycle Bins

  1. Make you own large sign to post above the recycling bin. Post a smaller sign on the bin.
  2. Print examples and photos from
  3. For proper bin signage, you can request signs from your recycling vendor: Kimble, Republic, Rumpke, Waste Management. Contact your sales rep for details.
  4. Purchase low cost signs for bins at or at

Companies that sell recycling and trash bins