Region 9 Environmental Protection Agency (West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum)

EPA Region 9’s Pollution Prevention Program prioritized advancing Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) as a method for reducing the threat of climate change. As part of this work, in 2009 they helped launch the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum, a partnership of western cities and states that are developing and sharing ways to integrate lifecycle materials management policies and practices into climate actions.

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Packaging Life Cycle Assessment & Footprint Analysis

EPA is looking to apply LCA methods and tools to identify the environmental impacts of packaging materials, and support the adoption of Sustainable Materials Management

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Climate Change Reduction through Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing

The West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum — created by EPA Region 9 — developed a “toolkit” of resources and strategies to help public

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