With more than 550 members, the Sustainable Materials Management (formerly known as the Recycling and Special Waste) Technical Division has many opportunities for you to benefit from the wealth of knowledge in this active group dedicated to environmental sustainability and the economics of minimizing municipal solid waste disposal.
The Division actively works to provide and promote state-of-the-art approaches to improving management and profitability of waste reduction, recycling, composting and special waste programs.
- Recycling provides US manufacturing jobs.
- Recycling conserves natural resources and prevents pollution caused by extracting virgin materials
- Recycling saves energy
- Recycling decreases greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
- Recycling helps sustain the environment for future generations