Sustainable Materials Management Partnership Programs
EPA is re-envisioning its Sustainable Materials Management partnership efforts to align with our new strategies. EPA recognizes the value these programs have had for the past three decades in moving the American economy in a more sustainable direction. EPA looks forward to continuing and accelerating that work with our partners in the years ahead.
EPA will soon offer an exciting new partnership opportunity building on the success of the following programs:
- Food Recovery Challenge.
- SMM Electronics Challenge.
- Federal Green Challenge.
- State Measurement Program.
In the coming months, EPA will offer opportunities for organizations to engage with us on a new effort.
Please use this form to express interest in beginning or continuing engagement.
If you are a prospective partner or an existing partner, please see below for more information.
On this page:
- Partner Engagement Form
- Prospective Partners
- Existing Partners
- Data Management System and Waste Tracking
- Awards for WasteWise, Food Recovery Challenge, and Electronics Challenge
If you are interested in engaging with EPA on new partnership opportunities, please complete this form in its entirety, including selecting your organization type and choosing one or more action areas in which your organization is most interested in being involved. We will send updates about our partnership opportunities to the email address you provide.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about partnership opportunities with EPA. You may use any of these methods to receive communications from EPA about preventing and reducing food waste and increasing recycling, as well as our new partnership opportunity when it is announced:
- Sign up for our EPA Sustainable Materials Management newsletter.
- Bookmark this webpage and check back.
First, we greatly appreciate your partnership. Many of you have been partners with EPA for decades. We hope you will continue to partner with us under our new partnership opportunity once it is announced.
We value your feedback and perspective. If you would like to provide input to help shape EPA’s future partnership opportunity, EPA will hold webinars on November 16 and November 18 from 2-3 p.m. ET for you to ask questions and provide input. Register here.
As you await the launch of the new partnership effort, you can visit the Sustainable Materials Management website to:
- Contact your EPA regional representative for technical assistance on sustainable management of food.
- Visit EPA’s topic-specific webpages on
As of Sept. 20, 2021, existing partners no longer have access to the above EPA partnership programs or associated data in the Re-TRAC Connect data management system. However, if you have a member account in Re-TRAC Connect, you will maintain your account access for any non-EPA programs. If you have questions about previous data from any partnership program, please contact WasteWiseHelp@epa.gov.
If you are interested in continuing your waste tracking, EPA’s free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool is available to manage energy, water, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions – all in one secure online environment.
EPA will recognize partners for their achievements in 2019 and 2020. EPA plans to announce WasteWise and Food Recovery Challenge awardees for efforts in 2019 and 2020 in early 2022 and will announce Electronics Challenge Awards for outstanding efforts in 2020 in January 2022 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.