Webinar: Modeling a Life Cycle Approach to Solid Waste Management and Recycled Content Materials

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 9:30-11 am CDT
Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/432224296.

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstrate tools to model and calculate the benefits of

  • Alternative end of life waste management comparisons
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption associated with purchasing and manufacturing activities using baseline and alternate recycled content scenarios.

The webinar will be hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and features a presentation by the U.S. EPA, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery on the following tools:

  • Waste Reduction Model (WARM) – This model calculates and totals GHG emissions of baseline and alternative waste management practices—source reduction, recycling, combustion, composting, and landfilling.
  • Recycled Content Tool (ReCon) – This tool helps companies and individuals estimate life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy impacts from purchasing and/or manufacturing materials with varying degrees of post-consumer recycled content.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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