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Recycling is one of the more established parts of sustainable materials management (smm) jurisdictions worldwide are fast moving away from a wasteful society t. 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 examining how materials are used.
Data and research on resource productivity and waste including environmentally sound management of waste, trade of recyclables, critical metals in mobile phones, transboundary movement of waste, the oecd environmental strategy clearly outlines the need for governments to look for integrated. Swana's sustanable materials management volunteer sign-in. Epa's sustainable materials management program ron vance, chief resource conservation branch us epa office of resource conservation and recovery.
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