Our Purpose - Reducing 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.Pie_Chart_(Systems_Based_GHG_Inventory_Only).JPG These emissions contributed 42% to the U.S. greenhouse gas inventory in 2006.


This wiki 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

Help us improve this toolkit with your feedback and let us know what materials management approaches you are adding to your Climate Action Plan.


Who Should Use This Toolkit

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  • 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

Click here for How to Use This Toolkit






This toolkit is a product of the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum. The Forum was convened in 2008 by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regions 9 and 10, and is a partnership of federal, state and local government stakeholders from the western states committed to advancing materials management strategies to reduce GHG emissions. For more information see Forum website.