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Title: Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) - Materials and Waste Management in the United States Key Facts and Figures
Dataset Publication Date: 2020
Dataset Language: en-us
Abstract: Each year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) produces a report titled Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures. It includes information on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and management. The 2018 report provides information on recycled commodity values for MSW, and information on construction and demolition debris, which is outside of the scope of MSW, but is a significant component of the non-hazardous waste stream. The Facts and Figures report also provides summary information on the benefits of recycling from EPA’s 2020 Recycling Economic Information Report. The Facts and Figures webite includes recent reports (2012 to 2018) as well as historical information on materials in the U.S. municipal waste stream 1960 to 2018 (in tons). The reports for both current and historical waste prevention can be accessed at EPA’s sustainable materials management (SMM) website. The recent Annual Facts and Figures reports are accessible at the following link: https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling. Historical data as well as studies and summary tables related to the Advancing Sustainable Materials Management Report are accessible here: https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/studies-summary-tables-and-data-related. An Excel file containing the data from 1960 – 2018 is located here: https://edg.epa.gov/data/PUBLIC/OLEM/Materials_Municipal_Waste_Stream_1960_2018.xlsx. EPA also maintains a list of state and local waste characterization studies (reports are not available for all states). You can search for your state at https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/state-and-local-data-about-materials-waste-and.
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
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West Bounding Longitude: -180
South Bounding Latitude: 18
East Bounding Longitude: -66
North Bounding Latitude: 72
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Organization: U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) - Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)
Email: vance.ron@epa.gov
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File Identifier: C9310A59-16D2-4002-B36B-2B0A1C637D4E
Metadata Language: en-us
Metadata Date Stamp: 2019-12-30
Organization: U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) - Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)
Organization Role: author
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