Minnesota Waste Wise (MWW) is a private, nonprofit, member-supported program that helps Minnesota businesses reduce waste and save money. MWW is a 501(c) 3 organization, affiliated with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
MWW provides educational resources on waste reduction and recycling to the Minnesota business community. In addition, MWW performs on-site waste assessments, helping businesses discover new ways to reduce waste and save money. This annual service is free to all members and is a great way to start or enhance a waste reduction program. Every year, MWW members divert more than 700 million pounds of waste from landfills and save an estimated $2.5 million in waste associated costs.
MWW also manages the "It's in the Bag" program, a Twin-Cities based plastic bag recycling program. The "It's in the Bag" program is a collaborative effort of both public and private industry. Consumers may deposit clean, dry, empty plastic bags in specially-designed "It's in the Bag" collection bins found at collection points throughout the metropolitan area.