Environmental Protection Agency: Sustainable Materials Management

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.


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Conservation & Sustainability
Middle School, High School
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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