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Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Prioritization Tools - Sustainability Insights at a Glance

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April 23, 2020, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

This webinar introduces EPA’s SMM Prioritization Tools. These life cycle-based tools offer a starting place for governments, trade associations, NGOs, companies, small enterprises, and other organizations to establish priorities for environmental improvement, focus their limited financial and human resources where action could offer greater holistic benefit, and consider key industries for collaboration. Currently there are two tools: A National Tool and an Organization Tool. The National Tool provides a big picture view of sustainability in the United States for those with a national focus, such as government, trade associations and NGOs. The Organizational Tool provides quick sustainability snapshots for organizations such as companies, small enterprises and their sustainability and procurement staff.

The SMM Prioritization Tools generate dynamic charts that present over 10 million data points from a fully transparent, open and freely available life cycle model created by EPA. These charts provide insights across more than 20 environmental, social and economic indicators for over 390 categories of goods and services in the United States. They can be a great starting point when developing sustainability initiatives. All data used by the Tools are publicly available.

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Photo of Jarrod BridgeJarrod Bridge is a Physical Scientist in EPA’s SMM Program, where he works on projects related to life cycle thinking, systems thinking and life cycle assessment. Jarrod is part of a team developing a set of streamlined life cycle assessment tools called the SMM Prioritization Tools and provides input to international organizations on work related to SMM. Before joining EPA in 2016, Jarrod worked in molecular biology and environmental engineering research labs for two years. Jarrod has a M.S. in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University and a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven.


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