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Waste Minimization

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Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation


UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Learn more about these Global Goals 

Stories related to UMD's Waste Minimization Goals

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It’s All Good

Sep 20, 2021 -- How Terps Cooked Up Food Recovery Network 10 Years Ago and Grew It Into a Nationwide Hunger- and Waste-Fighting Force

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$6M in Grants Support Work to Create Biofuels, Bioplastics From Food Waste

Sep 01, 2021 -- UMD Researcher Seeks to Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels, Landfills

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Trash to Treasure- Drop Off Point for Reuse

UMD's Journey to Curbing Waste

Jan 21, 2021 -- How Terps Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Compost

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Glass Recycling Returns to UMD

Aug 30, 2020 -- UMD Partners with Local Virginia Recycling Facility to Reinstate Glass Recycling

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Know Before You Throw

Feb 03, 2020 -- Prep for RecycleMania—Try Your Aim With This Quiz

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Breaking a Cycle of Waste

May 15, 2019 -- DOTS Program Gives New Life to Unwanted Bikes

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