The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working with residents, businesses, and institutions to craft a state vision for Sustainable Materials Management (SMM). A series of stakeholders meetings will help create specific strategies through integrating technology, infrastructure, policies, funding, and performance metrics.
On September 30, the DNR will hold the second of four stakeholder meetings over two years to discuss how waste is generated and managed in Iowa.
Iowa’s existing solid waste management system focuses primarily on materials at the point of disposal. The Iowa SMM vision promotes finding new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources, and reduce costs associated with managing materials throughout their lifecycle.
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