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EPA to Co-Host Austin Sustainable Materials Management Workshop

Release Date: 02/22/2013
Contact Information: Jennah Durant or Austin Vela, 214 665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – February 22, 2013) The Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with the City of Austin and the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) to help organizations think about materials management sustainably. The three agencies will host a workshop, Sustainable Materials Management: Bringing Everyone and Everything Together. Sustainable materials management promotes using and reusing materials most productively and sustainably throughout their life cycles.

Experts from the EPA, STAR, and Austin Resource Recovery will be there to facilitate discussion about achievements in sustainable materials management, as well as what works, what doesn’t and what tools are available for anyone interested in getting involved.

Prior registration is not required, but media members are asked to check in at the registration area upon arrival.

WHO: Environmental Protection Agency
City of Austin Resource Recovery

      State of Texas Alliance for Recycling

WHEN: Monday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      Tuesday, February 26 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
WHERE: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
      Austin, Texas 78704

More information on the conference: http://www.trainex.org/offeringslist.cfm?courseid=1450&all=yes

More information on sustainable materials management: http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/smm/

More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.htm
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