Beyond Waste: Washington State’s Plan for Managing and Preventing Waste

The State of Washington supports a 30-year plan to eliminate waste and toxins wherever possible and use the excess waste as resources.  It outlines five initiatives:

  • Moving Toward Beyond Waste with Industries
  • Reducing Small Volume Hazardous Materials and Wastes
  • Increasing Recycling of Organic Materials
  • Making Green Building Practices Mainstream
  • Measuring Progress Toward Beyond Waste

The plan also addresses:

  • Current Hazardous Waste System Issues
  • Current Solid Waste System Issues

The targets for the state include a 90% reduction of hazardous waste generation by 2035 and an 80% reduction in solid waste.

For more about the plan, including progress reports: Washington State Department of Ecology