MORPC works to promote a life-cycle approach to the flow of materials throughout central Ohio, from virgin feedstock through final waste products. Sustainable materials management includes reusing and recycling, developing non-toxic products, reviewing production processes to find ways to reduce or eliminate material inputs, and recovering the end product for beneficial use.
ME3: The Complete Sustainability Solution
Ohio-based companies have a unique opportunity to receive top-notch professional assistance aimed at simultaneously reducing their operating costs, improving their productivity, and lowering their environmental footprint. Businesses can take advantage of significantly discounted services through a Federally-supported program called ME3 (Materials+Energy+Environment+Economics). ME3 represents a merger of two successful programs, E3 (Energy, Economy and Environment) and Ohio By-Product Synergy Network (BPS Network), both of which have already been deployed in Ohio. For more information, visit our ME3 Program page.
Materials Management Working Group:
The Materials Management Working Group is made up of local residents and representatives from central Ohio communities, non-profits, solid waste districts, businesses, and public agencies. The 2012 work plan can be viewed here. The Group strives to help central Ohio realize the greatest possible efficiencies from the materials used in the region.
Click here to see the Mission and Strategy statement adopted by the Working Group in 2010. Working Group meetings occur bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 3pm-4:30pm at MORPC’s office, 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100 in Columbus. New members are welcome.
Please contact Brandi Whetstone at 614-233-4174 for more information or to join.
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