An Integrated Tool for Local Government to Track Materials Management and Progress toward Sustainability Goals
In SMM it is important to evaluate the economic, social, and environmental impacts of a decision. Results from the Hinkley Center FY18/19 project can be used in conjunction with WasteCalc to produce estimates of these impacts. Another important SMM principle is reducing consumption of materials. Examples of activities that lead to less materials consumed include reusing products or instructing consumers to change their purchasing habits. Many of these activities are referred to as source reduction activities which may be defined as changes in design, manufacture, purchase or use of materials that reduces the amount of materials entering the waste stream. A need exists to incorporate measuring and tracking source reduction activities in Florida. We propose to develop a comprehensive tool that includes: 1) the WasteCalc functions and refined functions; 2) metrics to measure environmental, social, and economic impacts developed from the FY18/19 project; and 3) a method to measure Florida source reduction activities.
Project Scope: HC19Scope