SWEEP Seeks Public Input on Draft Municipal Waste Standard and Cities to Conduct Pilot

24 Jan 2019

Rob Watson, who founded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard, began developing a new standard that aims to push the solid waste industry toward sustainability.

The Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (SWEEP) is a market transformation standard that will identify and reward public and private sector leaders in sustainable materials management, similar to what LEED did for buildings.

SWEEP will evaluate the comprehensive environmental, economic and social performance of municipal solid waste programs (Municipal Standard) as well as a complementary standard geared toward the private sector companies implementing and supporting these programs (Industry Standard).

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