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Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Webinar Archive

Graphic illustrating the five components of the Sustainable Materials ManagementOn September 19, 2018, ORD hosted a webinar focusing on Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) — using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles — presents new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources and reduce costs. Presented by EPA's Wes Ingwersen and Jarrod Bridge, this webinar highlighted a new resource to help states advance their own SMM efforts: EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Prioritization State Tool. The tool contains approximately 20 environmental, human health, and socio-economic indicators covering potential indirect and direct impacts of goods and services. A case study involving the state of Georgia also will be featured to demonstrate the power of the tool. 

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