More than 40% of U.S. emissions are a result of producing, transporting, and disposing of materials.
Provides strategies and resources to help institutions reduce greenhouse gas emissions through their procurement decisions.
Provides strategies and templates to include materials management in climate action plans.
Offers tools local governments and organizations can use to help residents reduce food waste at home.
Sustainable Materials Management – Making the Climate-Materials Connection
More than 40% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions result from production, transportation, use and disposal of material goods. Sustainable materials management focuses on using and reusing resources efficiently and sustainably from extraction to end-of-life. It aims to reduce materials use and its associated environmental impacts.
The West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum seeks to inspire and inform communities on how to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the way they source, use, and recover materials. View the Materials Message for more details on the Materials-Climate connection.