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Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2015—Assessing Trends in Materials Generation, Recycling, Composting, Combustion with Energy Recovery and Landfilling in the United States

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September 13, 2018, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar presents the latest information about trends in U.S. materials generation, recycling, composting, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling as described in EPA’s newly released Advancing Sustainable Materials Management (SMM): Facts and Figures 2015 report. The report also includes data on construction and demolition debris generation, as well as economic indicators and trend data such as jobs, recycling and commodity values, and tipping fees.  In addition to highlighting the latest information contained in the report, this webinar also will describe EPA’s transition to presenting the data in a web-based format.

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This is a picture of Swarupa Ganguli.Swarupa Ganguli, Measurement Team Leader, U.S. EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)

Swarupa Ganguli is the Measurement Team Lead in ORCR's Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division within the Office of Land and Emergency Management. She directs detailed analysis of program policies, major issues and strategies related to Sustainable Materials Management (SMM), and serves as a senior spokesperson and liaison with federal agencies, states, local government, industry representatives, nongovernmental organizations, and the public in developing policy, guidance and regulation related to SMM.

Swarupa has a master's in International Relations and Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, a bachelor's of science in Economics and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, and a Certificate in Environmental Law and Policy from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate Programs.

This is a photo of Drew Sullivan.Drew Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
Drew Sullivan is a public affairs specialist in EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR). He joined EPA in 2016 and helped adapt the Advancing Sustainable Materials Management report into a web format. Other work at EPA includes developing and creating communications plans and materials for ORCR’s regulatory and voluntary programs and initiatives, such as America Recycles Day, the Federal Green Challenge and WasteWise. Prior to joining EPA, Drew worked as a writer-editor in the Office of the Executive Secretariat at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and served in the Peace Corps as an education and youth development volunteer in the country of Georgia. He has a bachelor’s in journalism from Ohio State University.

This is a picture of Hope Pillsbury.Hope Pillsbury, Analyst, U.S. EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
Hope Pillsbury is an analyst in EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. She has managed the work on the Advancing Sustainable Materials Management report series for over 10 years. Other work at EPA has included working with the National Park Service to encourage recycling at national parks, working to improve scrap tire management, and acting as technical coordinator of a cross-media environmental study in Baltimore. She has a master’s in environmental studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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