As part of our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and improve health in the United States, we need to reduce the number of tons of waste generated each year, and we also need to increase the use of clean, renewable energy.
As a result, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a task force on sustainable waste management.
The goal of the Task Force is to identify the best methods to reduce waste, manage waste sources, and recover more waste from our waste stream.
It also aims to identify solutions for how to reduce landfill waste and reuse.
To learn more about the Task Team, see our article on the Taskforce.
The task force, led by the Department of Energy’s Office of Waste Management (OWM), will report in July 2018 to the U and Congress on progress made so far in reducing waste generated by the steel industry.
The first phase of the task force will include a technical and technical report.
It will also provide recommendations for reducing waste by reducing the amount of energy required to process steel, reducing waste transportation and storage costs, and improving the use and storage of solid waste in our nation’s waste stream for energy and water.
The second phase of this task force is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
This task force also includes representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Association of State and Territorial Engineers, and the American Council on Science and Engineering.
The Task Force will also produce a final report on the state of waste management and the use, storage, and disposal of waste in the U of S and across the U, including recommendations for new technology, improved methods of waste collection, and opportunities for collaboration.
The final report will provide an update on progress toward meeting national goals and will identify any areas where additional action is needed.
We are very proud to have this task team on our team and look forward to working with them in the months ahead.
To schedule an interview with the task team, please contact Andrea Smith, OWM’s Director of Environmental Management, at (703) 454-0333 or Andrea.