Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
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.
Georgia IO Overview
Companies and communities are using the US Environmentally Extended Input-Output Model (USEEIO) to analyze economic and environmental impacts across all economic sectors
for community planning, business development and environmental education.
The new online tools foster informed decisions while creating connections that turn waste streams into revenue streams to lower the cost of material input during production.
About the Tool
Upcoming Events and Internships
In the Spring of 2020, Georgia communities will participate in our Life Cycle App Ideas Challenge to inspire and help set priorities.
During the Summer of 2020, Georgia university students will receive paid internships to create modules with local and regional data.
In the Fall of 2020, we'll expand on the new tools during the Code for America Sustainable Communities Virtual Hackathon.
Learn More and Register
Amazon is using USEEIO to reduce their carbon footprint to net zero by 2040. -
Microsoft will be net zero by 2030, then they'll remove their carbon going back to 1975 by 2050. - Learn More
Manufacturers and distributors supplying the fight against COVID-19
- Georgia businesses are helping the state provide, produce, distribute, or store critical health care items needed to fight the spread of COVID-19.
- Online Supplier Registration Form