Forum Products and Toolkits

Presentations

Materials Management PowerPoint Presentation & Narrative Script

This resource can be used as a tool to educate your colleagues, peers, policy makers, etc. on the tools of sustainable materials management. Included is a PowerPoint Presentation and Narrative Script on Materials Management and Climate Change, including consumption patterns, greenhouse gas connection to materials, the role of materials management, and ways to reduce material-related greenhouse gases.

Toolkits

Climate-Friendly Purchasing Toolkit

Up to 55% of a government's carbon footprint can come from their purchasing! Find out how to reduce your impact institutions carbon footprint with our newest toolkit!

Climate Action Toolkit

Aimed at state and local government climate change staff, solid waste professionals, sustainability coordinators, and public outreach staff.  The toolkit contains resources on climate protection actions, example climate action plans, measurement tools, and more.

Food: Too Good To Waste

Contains resources to learn about household food waste; tools to help households reduce waste and buy “smarter” with measurement tools, shopping lists, mobile apps, and storage guides; and ways to get your local community involved in reducing wasted food from households.

Materials Management Research Summaries

Changing Consumer Behavior, 2012

A Summary of Research Findings and Gap Analysis on Changing Consumer Behavior which identifies a number of potential government interventions that might change consumer behavior, in addition to specific types of behaviors that might be targeted for change.  This report addresses a variety of questions related to Changing Consumer Behavior; research and results are outlined in the paper.

Optimal Waste Management Pathways, 2012

A Summary of Research Findings and Gap Analysis on Optimal Waste Management Pathways.  The solid waste management hierarchy generally holds true when examining optimal waste management pathways for Greenhouse Gas reduction benefits.  The report addresses a variety of questions relating to Optimal Waste Management Pathways; research and results are outlined in the paper.

Organic Waste Diversion and Disposal, 2012

A Summary of Research Findings and Gap Analysis on Life Cycle Analysis of organics diversion and disposal strategies. The report addresses a variety of questions regarding LCA of Organics diversion and disposal strategies; research and results are outlined in the paper.

Product Design and Packaging, 2012

A Summary of Research Findings and Gap Analysis on Product Design and Packaging.  How products can be designed, made, and packaged as a new focus of materials management strategy. The literature highlights the importance of understanding at what stated during the life cycle do GHG emissions occur at the greatest magnitude.  The report addresses a variety of questions regarding Product Design and Packaging; results are outlined in the paper.

Waste Prevention, 2012

A Summary of Research Findings and Gap Analysis on Waste Prevention: Finding and comparing waste prevention strategies for governments, local businesses, and households.  The report addresses a variety of questions regarding Waste Prevention; research and results are outlined in the paper.

Research Summaries PowerPoint, 2012

The PowerPoint Presentation from the 2013 Annual Meeting Presentation Summary of Research Findings and Gap Analysis.

Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy, 2014

The Summary of Research Findings and Gap Analysis on Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy.  State and Local Governments are promoting sustainable consumption and engagement in the sharing economy; this report answers some questions regarding these topics and provides background on emerging concepts and consumption patterns, trends, benefits and opportunities, among other issues related to this topic.

Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy PowerPoint, 2014

The PowerPoint presentation on Sustainable Consumption and the Sharing Economy from the 2014 West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum Annual Meeting.

Reports

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Recycling and Composting

A summary report by the Materials Management Workgroup to help governments and other organizations make informed and strategic decisions about how to direct their limited resources toward end-of-life management of materials that provides the most significant impact on life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions. (May 2011)

Background Research Report for the Food: Too Good to Waste Pilot

A background research report which discusses the literature and research pertaining to the amount of food waste generated, the environmental impact of food waste, and opportunities to change household behaviors to reduce food waste. (September 2012)