Transforming Solid Waste Management Into a Materials Economy
The economics of raw and used materials have changed, but we recognize that some of our solid waste management methods haven't kept pace with this opportunity for new growth and ideas. How we manage wastes in the 21st century is ripe for review.
Connecticut sees opportunities in shifting to a sustainable materials management approach as we move forward by looking at our waste streams as resources to fuel a green economy. By transforming our solid waste practices to include the economic values of solid waste, closing infrastructure gaps, increasing collection, processing, marketing and manufacturing efficiencies, we can help achieve environmental health, job creation and local economic growth in our state. Please join us as we envision how 21st century waste management can unlock the value of the materials economy.
For more information, see the following documents and web pages:
- Solid Waste Composition and Characterization Study
- Municipal Solid Waste Management Services in Connecticut (LPRI Report)
- Food Residual Mapping Study, Database, and Maps
- Solid Waste Management Plan
Content Last Updated on February 7, 2020