On 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.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- SMM Presentation (PDF)(31 pp, 999 K)