Federal Green Challenge

FGC - Waste Case Studies

  • In 2008, the US Postal Service Western Areas conservation efforts saved the region $44 million. These savings were achieved by reusing and redistributing equipment and materials within the postal system, as well as diverting 35,000 tons of waste from the landfill.
  • The Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Duluth, Minnesota used a three-tier recycling program to increase its recycling rate by 118% in just one year. The three tiers were:
    1. Detailed institution trash recycling,
    2. vermiculture or worm farming, and
    3. food waste composting.
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