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Funding and Managing Organics and Recyclable Materials to Reduce GHG Emissions
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When: Tuesday, October 21
9:30 AM
Where: Web
Presenter: West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum

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Groundbreaking work is being done on the west coast that will drive and inform materials management approaches to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with products and materials. In California, efforts are underway to allocate $25 million dollars from California’s Global Warming Solutions Actions. John Davis, from the Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority, will discuss the financial incentives promoting infrastructure development at facilities to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions by diverting more materials from landfills and producing beneficial products. Grants are targeted to reduce food waste in California and expand organics infrastructure, such as composting and anaerobic digestion. Other targeted activities include new or expanded infrastructure for manufacturing products with recycled content fiber, plastic, or glass. Pete Pasterz, from Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality, will present his agency’s latest research on the optimal management approaches for food waste. This study compared the benefits and impacts of food waste managed by composting, anaerobic digestion, in-sink grinding with management at a wastewater treatment plant, and landfill.


The Forum operates under statutory authority in the Pollution Prevention Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Clean Air Act. We invite guest speakers to share their views on climate change to get participants thinking and talking about new strategies for achieving our environmental goals. Please note the opinions, ideas, or data presented by non-EPA speakers in this series do not represent EPA policy or constitute endorsement by EPA.

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