EPA Science Inventory

MOVING FROM SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL TO MATERIALS MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

Citation:

THORNELOE, S., K. A. WEITZ, AND J. JAMBECK. MOVING FROM SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL TO MATERIALS MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. In Proceedings, 10th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia, ITALY, October 03 - 07, 2005. Euro Waste srl, Padova, Italy, NA, (2005).

Description:

The desire for less waste and more sustainable use of resources has resulted in the U.S. EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge. This initiative is directed towards helping the U.S. transition from waste disposal towards materials management. Understanding the potential environmental and economic tradeoffs requires the use of life-cycle analysis and full cost accounting. Using the Municipal Solid Waste Decision Support Tool (MSW-DST), nine scenarios were evaluated to compare the life-cycle environmental tradeoffs and costs for a range of technologies for a medium-size U.S. community. The MSW-DST can be used to identify more sustainable use of resources, which helps meet goals set forth in the Resource Conservation Challenge.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Start Date: 10/05/2005
Completion Date: 10/05/2005
Record Last Revised: 05/22/2007
Record Created: 05/20/2005
Record Released: 05/20/2005
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 133225

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH