EPA Issues New Fact Sheet & Webinar Recording

28 Nov 2018

​New Fact Sheet:  Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) on Tribal Lands

This week, EPA released a fact sheet called Sustainable Materials Management on Tribal Lands: A Life-Cycle Approach to Managing Materials. This fact sheet is the first of its kind and it will introduce tribal governments, communities and individuals to the concept of Sustainable Materials Management, showcase tribal projects that have applied SMM principles and practices successfully and encourage tribes to consider this approach to their materials management work.

This new resource can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/tribal-lands/sustainable-materials-management-tribal...

Recording of the "Regional Cooperation to Harmonize Recycling Programs - Tools and Tips" Webinar Now Available

In October, EPA hosted a webinar about the coordinated efforts of the City of Milwaukee, the surrounding Waukesha County, state environmental officials, their materials recovery facility and their haulers to develop harmonized recycling communication tools, using the same graphics, the same materials accepted in the recycling cart and the same communications strategy. This effort demonstrated that when regional recycling efforts are coordinated and complementary, program participants are less confused and less likely to throw something in the cart that doesn't belong there. Eliminating contamination from the bin is critical in today's recycling markets. Learn how to use the free and easy-to-use tools to make it happen in your region or community.

Check out a recording of the webinar here: https://www.epa.gov/smm/sustainable-materials-management-smm-web-academy...