This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications that support the EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, for the benefit of States or communities within EPA Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands).
Sustainable materials management (SMM) is a
systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles.
It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection.
By looking at a product's entire life cycle, we can find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources and reduce costs.