Oregonians in 2050 produce and use materials responsibly, conserving resources, protecting the environment and enhancing well-being.
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.
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Protecting the environment