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Watch our Clean Materials Discussion Series

From Waste Management
to Clean Materials

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure’s report, From Waste Management to Clean Materials, details a clear pathway that creates tens of thousands of clean materials jobs across the region by 2040, along with urgently-needed improvements for the health and

well-being of people and the planet. The report serves as a blueprint for transforming the Pacific Northwest’s waste system into a world-class model that delivers widespread economic, health, and environmental benefits.

Clean Materials

What PNW Leaders are Saying

"If we explore materials analytically, we find that disposal often contributes only 1-2% of most types of environmental impacts. As much as 99% of the impacts can occur upstream of the consumer."


Oregon DEQ

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