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States Warn Of Economic Impacts If EPA Strategic Plan Drops SMM Effort

December 04, 2017
State waste managers are raising concerns that EPA's omission of sustainable materials management (SMM) from the agency's draft multi-year strategic plan will cause economic harm, making the United States less competitive with other countries that are pursuing a circular economy. The fears add to concerns state regulators expressed earlier this year when they cited objections to a measure in the Trump administration's proposed fiscal year 2018 budget request that would eliminate EPA's waste recycling and minimization program. In Oct. 31...

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