DNR Explores Sustainable Materials Management Vision

October 3, 2019

This summer, ABI Director, Public Policy Brad Hartkopf attended a focus group meeting about sustainable materials management. The purpose of the meeting was to hear from a diverse group of stakeholders about their opinions on the waste stream. The DNR is in the process of developing a long-term strategy for materials management and have hired a third party to help with the process. Other states have undertaken similar exercises, and it has resulted in some major changes in policy. The DNR now has a website where you can find more information about the background, the current process and the vision for Iowa. If you would like to learn more, please contact Brad Hartkopf.