Research ReportsELI publishes Research Reports available for free download that present the analysis and conclusions of the policy studies ELI undertakes to improve environmental law and policy. These reports contribute to education of the profession and disseminate diverse points of view and opinions to stimulate a robust and creative exchange of ideas. Those publications, which express opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, its Board of Directors, or funding organizations, exemplify ELI’s commitment to dialogue with all sectors.
Up to 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted—and 95 percent is disposed of in landfills or incinerated. Diverting food waste from landfills by preventing food waste, donating surplus food, and recycling food scraps can help municipalities achieve waste reduction and climate mitigation goals. However, many municipalities do not have data on the food wasted in their jurisdictions. Requiring organizations and companies that produce large amounts of food waste to report their waste is an important first step in reducing that waste.Read More >
El informe Corrupción en la minería artesanal y de pequeña escala en la Amazonía peruana provee un análisis sobre la problemática, los componentes y los mecanismos de corrupción en la minería artesanal y de pequeña escala (MAPE) ilegal e informal que se realiza en selva Amazónica del Perú. La base que se evalúa en este estudio es la cadena de valor de oro, las etapas de certificación y fiscalización ambiental, y se identifican los puntos de encuentro, las vulnerabilidades y los riesgos de corrupción.Read More >
Evaluating the Water Quality Effects of TMDL Implementation: How States Have Done It and the Lessons Learned
Evaluating the implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), especially their ultimate effects on water quality, is challenging but important. It is needed to reveal whether a TMDL and implementation actions are working or should be revised. It also provides information about restoration and protection, ideally making future efforts more effective and efficient, and it helps to demonstrate to the public the impact of TMDL programs and other Clean Water Act programs.Read More >
ELI’s Food Waste Initiative is publishing a Research Brief Series to present takeaways from the Initiative’s research, spanning a range of topics important to food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling.Read More >
ELI’s Food Waste Initiative is publishing a Research Brief Series to present takeaways from the Initiative’s research, spanning a range of topics important to food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling. To access other research briefs in the series, visit: https://www.eli.org/food-wasteinitiative/publications. Social Science Literature Review on Value of Measuring and Reporting Food Waste is a review of relevant social science literature on the behavioral implications of measuring waste or emissions.Read More >