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Introduction to SRM (SRM01)

Learn the basics of Sustainable Resource Management (SRM).

By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
• Identify what materials are being disposed and locate resources on existing disposal data.
• Explain what is meant by the term Sustainable Resource Management according to the National Standard Certification Board of the National Recycling Coalition
• Describe why wasting occurs and the various systems needed to manage waste and resources more sustainably
• Predict what materials currently have high levels of disposal
• Describe the fundamental principles and practices related to waste reduction and reuse; recycling and composting
• List at least 5 primary (or market) categories of resources or materials
• Explain the meaning of the various technical terms and language used in an SRM system.
• Summarize examples of 1-2 resources or materials within each primary (or market) category.
• State personal examples of items they currently use that are wasteful and could be eliminated
• Differentiate the different types of material streams among various sectors, such as residential and commercial.

Instructor: Judi Gregory
  • About this Class...
  • What is SRM?
  • Disposal Data & Waste Stream Composition
  • Organics in Landfills
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot
  • SRM Material Classifications
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Assignment: Reflecting on EPA Advancing SMM Report
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed