RCRA Sustainable Materials Management Information

Metadata Updated: April 28, 2016

This asset includes a broad variety of documents, descriptive data, technical analyses and guidance materials relative to voluntary improvements in resource conservation, the beneficial use of sustainable materials and the management of non-hazardous wastes and materials.

Included in this asset are participant information and outreach materials of various voluntary programs relating to better materials and waste management programs. An example is the WasteWise program and Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Challenges, which help organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and select industrial wastes.

Also included in this asset are guidance materials to assist municipalities in recycling and reuse of municipal solid waste, including diverting materials to composting, and the use of conversion methods such as anaerobic digestion. Another component are the data necessary to compile reports on the characterization of municipal solid waste (including such waste streams as food waste, yard and wood waste, discarded electronics, and household non-hazardous waste), the recycled content of manufactured goods, and other analyses performed using such tools as the Waste Assessment Reduction Model (WARM).

For industrial non-hazardous waste, this asset includes guidance and outreach materials on industrial materials recycling and waste minimization.

Finally, this asset includes research analyses on sustainable materials management conducted in collaboration with the EPA Office of Research Development, including results of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) input-output model.

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Metadata Date April 27, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date April 28, 2016
Reference Date(s) 2014 (publication), 2014 (revision)
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