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  .^today's marketplace, many consumers look for products and services
  I  I that use fewer natural resources, reduce greenhouse gases (GHG),
and create less of an environmental impact. As a WasteWise partner,
your organization can greatly reduce its climate footprint through waste
prevention, recycling, and buying or manufacturing recycled products.
These activities conserve natural resources and reduce the energy needed
to obtain and process materials used to manufacture new products.
But how do you quantify the benefits of your actions to ensure you are truly
making  a difference? WasteWise Re-TRAC.

What is  WasteWise Re-TRAC?
WasteWise Re-TRAC is a data management and reporting system to track your
organization's waste generation and reduction activities and is free to WasteWise
partners. Regardless of the number of facilities you have, WasteWise Re-TRAC
enables you to track and standardize waste management data for your entire
operation. Here's how it works.
What you do:
  Register as a WasteWise partner at www.epa.gov/wastewise.
  Collect data on your current waste-related activities - generation, prevention,
   recycling and composting, buying/manufacturing recycled-content products.
  Enter your data into WasteWise Re-TRAC. The system allows you to enter data
   daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly, depending on your preference.
  Track and manage your data by running customized reports for your
  Report baseline and annual data to the WasteWise program.
                United States Environmental Protection Agency  Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (5306P)
                                            March 2010  www.epa.gov/wastewise

"The new Re-TRAC system is beyond

fabulous... It really improves the data

entering experience. Thank you, thank

you, thank you!!!!"
    - Mariah Titlow linger, Senior Environmental Program
                    Coordinator, Genzyme Corporation

What WasteWise

Re-TRAC  does:
  Compiles and analyzes your waste management data and
   maintains historical files.
  Submits your annual data to the WasteWise program with
   a click.
  Generates instant reports on program performance
   and trends, and calculates GHG emission reductions
   associated with your activities.
  Provides your official EPA Climate Profile report on an
   annual basis.

What Are the Benefits?
WasteWise Re-TRAC is currently used by numerous
companies,  municipalities, and states to track their waste
management activities. Its ease of use and accessibility has
numerous benefits, including:
Web-based - WasteWise Re-TRAC can be accessed
anytime, anywhere by multiple users.
Interactive - Users can track activities,  input data, and
generate  internal reports whenever the need arises, not
just at the end of the year.
Flexible - With the WasteWise Re-TRAC data management
system, users can manage multiple facilities, control which
users have access to each facility, and input data as frequently
as desired - daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly.
Measurable - GHG emission reductions can be calculated
instantly and translated into real-life equivalents.

Informative - The EPA Climate Profile can be used to
communicate environmental benefits to management,
employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

Secure - WasteWise Re-TRAC uses a multi-tiered security
system to ensure your data remains safe.

In addition, EPA will provide specific benefits when you join
WasteWise,  including:

  Recognize your membership by  listing you as a partner
   on our Web site.

  Provide individual technical assistance to help you
   develop and implement waste reduction programs and
   track your progress.

  Develop your Climate Profile using reported data.

  Provide you with use of the EPA WasteWise logo.

  Give you the opportunity to apply for annual awards.
"I really like the new Re-TRAC system and

the ability to see reports immediately."
              - Scott Yeager, Facility General Manager,
                              Aramark Corporation

  Where  Can  I Get
  More Information?
  Information on Re-TRAC and the WasteWise program
  is available online at www.epa.gov/wastewise and
  through the WasteWise Helpline at 1-800-EPA-WISE
  (372-9473) or WasteWise@icfi.com.
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