Sustainable Materials Management
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Sustainable Materials Management

Making Better Use of Resources

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is increasingly recognised as a policy approach that can make a key contribution to green growth and the challenges that are posed by sustained global economic and demogarphic growth. One of the key challenges of the SMM approach is to effectively address the environmental impacts that can occur along the life-cycle of materials, which frequently extends across borders and involves a multitude of different economic actors.   This book outlines a series of policy principles for SMM, examines how to set and use targets for SMM, and explores various policy instruments for SMM.  In addition it provides examples of policy action plans from the UK and the Netherlands, before presenting a series of conclusions and recommendations.
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Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is increasingly recognised as a policy approach that can make a key contribution to green growth. The way economies use material resources determines to a significant extent what environmental pressures are being generated and SMM can help to better manage this linkage. OECD countries are currently implementing a broad range of policies that are relevant to this approach...

 
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