The following priorities reflect our program's intended priorities for the next 10 years as we advance toward the 2050 Vision. Using the core tenets of sustainable materials management and applying life cycle thinking, we have identified these priorities as critical to achieving the 2050 Vision. These priorities include materials that have significant environmental and health impacts (for instance, air pollutants, toxics and major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.); our engagement with existing and new partners and stakeholders; and areas that will be crucial to achieving the 2050 Vision. As environmental impacts of materials continue to alter our natural landscape in permanent and sometimes catastrophic ways, we may add priorities to respond to unexpected situations or new opportunities for meaningful action. We invite our staff, partners and public to engage with us on these priorities—or to help us identify new priorities hat deserve attention.
Built Environment, Business Initiatives, Food – Prevention and Recovery, Procurement, Product Stewardship, Sustainable Consumption, Toxic and Hazardous Materials, and Reuse, Repair, Product Life Extension
Goals and Measures and Life Cycle Assessment
Solid waste and recovery
Extended Producer Responsibility, Opportunity to Recycle, Recovery, Solid Waste Compliance and Solid Waste Permitting
Communications, Grants, Outreach and Partnerships and Social Equity
We recognize that our work is likely to evolve and grow as we respond to emerging environmental and social needs. The 2020 Framework for Action includes a placeholder for us to add to our programmatic work as new priorities arise.