Community Apps for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)Working to Improve Life-Cycle Assessment for Communities
Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycle. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection. By looking at a product's entire life cycle, we can find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources, reduce costs and attract new industries.
Explore your community's impacts
Companies like Amazon and General Motors are using the US Environmentally Extended Input-Output (USEEIO) Models to analyze economic and environmental impacts across all economic sectors. The model is available for community planning, business development and environmental education through our Local Industry Comparison Tools
Learn more about USEEIO Community Pages
Using an economy-wide input-output model of industries, households and the environment, the new online tools help communities identify opportunities for both economic growth and environmental sustainability.