Materials and Waste Management Research
Waste and materials management research will provide ways to reuse materials, derive energy from wastes, produce less waste and better manage unavoidable waste, which will conserve natural resources and reduce disposal costs.
EPA is developing data and tools to optimize the recovery of energy from wastes. This research will be done in collaboration with states to develop reuse options and with the private sector to assess technologies and processes. This information can identify opportunities to further reduce the volume of waste disposal, conserve natural materials, and reduce costs while protecting the natural environment.