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Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2013 - Assessing Trends in Materials Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States

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Thursday, July 18, 2015 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

Through a discussion of the upcoming Characterization Report, participants in this webinar will hear about the newly expanded and improved measurement efforts by the EPA to facilitate the move toward more sustainable materials management (SMM). Previously called the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Characterization Report, this report provides national solid waste, recycling, generation, and disposal numbers. The new report now includes data on construction and demolition generation and more information on source reduction and economic analysis.

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Mathy Stanislaus pictureMathy Stanislaus was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of Assistant Administrator in EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) on March 31, 2009 and began in his position June 8, 2009 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

As Assistant Administrator for OSWER, Mr. Stanislaus leads the Agency's land cleanup, solid waste and emergency response programs.

Mr. Stanislaus is a chemical engineer and environmental lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the environmental field in the private and public sectors. He served as senior environmental counsel at a law firm, and director of environmental compliance for an environmental consulting firm. He started and operated a small business providing consulting services to local governments and local communities on projects ranging from the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties, the proposed siting and expansion of power plants, solid waste facilities and large highways. He has worked in the not-for-profit sector, co-founding and co-directing New Partners for Community Revitalization, a NY not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the renewal of New York's low and moderate income neighborhoods and communities of color through the redevelopment of Brownfields sites. He is also former counsel for EPA's Region 2 Office.

He received his law degree from Chicago Kent Law School and Chemical Engineering Degree from City College of New York. He was born in Sri Lanka and his family immigrated to this country to seek freedom and opportunity.

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