Environmental Research & Education Grant

The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.





The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed. Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas: - Waste minimization - Recycling - Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies: Waste-to-energy, Anaerobic digestion, Composting, - Other thermal or biological conversion technologies - Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.) - Landfilling

Social Impact Focus

  • Increasing sustainable solid waste management practices for more sustainable communities.


  • Unrestricted

Thanks to the funder for their generosity.