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 Material Management
Sustainable Materials Management is an approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts throughout every stage of a product’s lifecycle, from manufacture to disposal. Examples of effective greenhouse gas emissions emission reduction strategies include reducing the amount of materials used to make products or provide services, influencing product design to reduce the amount of raw materials used and increase their durability so they last longer, and increasing ease of disassembly, recycling, and transformation of products for further use of their components. To download the Forum's PowerPoint presentation on Materials Management follow here. We've created talking points for the presentation as well, here.