Climate Action Toolkit

Our Purpose is to Reduce Greenhouse Gases Through Materials Management

Materials Management strategies reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with waste, materials, and products through a lifecycle and systems approach.  These emissions contributed 42% to the U.S. greenhouse gas inventory in 2006.

In 2023, EPA developed a searchable list of Example Local Government Climate Action Plans that Address Materials Management and Waste. The site also provides an email to suggest additional examples.

This resource is a materials management toolkit of:

  • Climate Protection Actions
  • Example Climate Action Plans
  • New Approaches to GHG Inventories
  • Measurement Tools
  • Links to resources
  • And more...see links at left!

Who should use this toolkit:

  • State and Local Government Climate Change Staff
  • Recycling, Composting, and Solid Waste Professionals
  • Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Coordinators
  • Climate Action Plan Coordinators
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory Staff
  • Public Outreach Staff