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DRAFT Materials Management Plan

The Materials Management Plan (MMP) is the new name for the State Solid Waste Plan.  The sustainable materials management strategy focuses on using materials throughout the entire life cycle of a product or material with the intent of preventing overall waste, increasing reusability, and increasing recycling and organics diversion. The benefits of managing materials sustainably extend far beyond the field of solid waste to influence local economic development, support the desire for a working landscape, and decrease Vermont's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change.


"Materials management is an approach to serving human needs by using and reusing resources most productively and sustainably throughout their life cycles, minimizing the amount of materials involved and all the associated environmental impacts."             -Sustainable Materials Management: The Road Ahead (USEPA 2009)



The Materials Management Plan is currently in the draft stage.

The Materials Management Plan:




  1. This proposed Materials Management Plan (MMP) amends the previous solid waste management plan which was readopted in 2006. The DRAFT MMP includes significant changes to the structure and layout of the previous plan. This DRAFT MMP is based on five material specific chapters and a chapter addressing general planning needs. Each chapter contains tools of action, state goals, and performance standards. The state goals, and performance standards establish deliverables for the planning period that include reporting, outreach and education, and convenience requirements. This DRAFT MMP includes revisions that incorporate recommendations from an ANR solid waste stakeholder group that convened in 2008.

    The Draft MMP is open for public comment until February 21, 2014. Please submit comments by email to bryn.oakleaf@state.vt.us or by mail to Bryn Oakleaf, ANR- DEC, 1 National Life Drive, Davis 1, Montpelier, VT 05620. If you have questions you may call her directly at (802)522-5783. A public meeting will be held on February 5th at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to provide an opportunity for verbal and written comments to be submitted in person. The address for the Pavilion Auditorium is 109 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05620.









VT DEC Waste Management & Prevention Division 1 National Life Drive - Davis 1  Montpelier, VT  05620-3704  Tele: 802-828-1138  Fax: 802-828-1011


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