Sustainable Materials Management

Making Better Use of Resources

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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.



Résumé et recommandations

Le rôle décisif que peut jouer la gestion durable des matières (GDM) dans la croissance verte est de mieux en mieux perçu. La manière dont les économies utilisent les ressources matérielles conditionne largement les pressions exercées sur l’environnement, et la GDM peut aider à mieux maîtriser cette équation. Les pays de l’OCDE mettent actuellement en oeuvre un large éventail de mesures dans ce domaine...

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