Recycling – Role of Procurement in Stimulating Recycling Markets

On June 3, 2020, the EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery announced that a Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar, titled “Procurement of Recycled-Content Products: Stimulating Recycling Markets and Creating Demand” will be held from 1 to 2:30 pm Eastern on June 10, 2020 – The webinar will “… highlight the role of procurement in stimulating recycling markets, explain the government’s ‘buy-recycled’ program and help facilitate public review of the program … Buying products with recycled content fosters the diversion and recycling of materials from the solid waste stream and promotes the use of these materials in the manufacture of new products. It creates domestic markets for materials collected and recycled through local recycling programs, strengthening local economies and the United States’ recycling system …” #Recycling