Last edited 06 Dec 2021

Sustainable materials management

The United States EPA defines sustainable materials management (SMM) as: “…an approach to serving human needs by using/reusing resources most productively and sustainably throughout their life cycles, generally minimizing the amount of materials involved and all the associated impacts” (Ref US EPA, 2015).’

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