Solid Waste in New England
At EPA New England, we are working to reduce the amount of solid waste being disposed through the promotion of source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting activities. Our current areas of focus are reducing and diverting food waste, composting, electronics (computers, monitors, TVs), greening federal facilities, and supporting zero waste communities and businesses. We fund grants and disseminate information to many organizations, agencies and citizens to help make our goals a reality.
Use the links and contacts below to access a wide range of useful information.
Sustainable materials management, zero waste
Electronics, construction and demolition debris, food recovery challenge, reuse, paper recycling
Environmentally preferable purchasing, federal green challenge, sustainability
Health care, food recovery challenge, WasteWise
|Anne H. Fenn
Federal green challenge
Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
SMM is a systemic approach that seeks to reduce materials use and their associated environmental impacts over their entire life cycle, starting with extraction of natural resources and product design and ending with decisions on recycling or final disposal. This approach changes how we think about environmental protection and recognizes the impacts of the vast amount of materials we consume.