Oregonians in 2050 Produce and Use Materials Responsibly
Conserving Resources · Protecting the Environment · Living Well
Many environmental challenges facing Oregon and the world, such as pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, relate to how we produce, use, and manage materials. To address these challenges, DEQ’s Materials Management program has a long-term vision for Oregon.
In this vision:
- Producers make products sustainably, so every option is a sustainable option.
- People live well and consume sustainably.
- Materials have the most useful life possible before and after discard.
What is Materials Management?
Materials management takes a holistic view of environmental impacts across the full life cycle of materials, as well as actions that can be taken to reduce those impacts. It includes resource extraction and use of recovered materials, the design and production of materials, their use, and end-of-life management, including solid waste disposal and recovery.
Materials Management Program Update Meeting
Join DEQ’s Materials Management Program for a meeting and webinar to discuss recent progress in implementing Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action and plans for 2017 and beyond. The meeting will be held on Jan. 26, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m.
A series of short presentations followed by discussion will provide an opportunity to share information, ask questions and discuss program priorities. The meeting will be held in Portland with a webinar option for those unable to attend in person.
Oregon State Office Building, Room 1B
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, OR 97232
USA Toll-Free: 888-204-5984
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