2014 TOKYO GLOBAL FORUM
2008 TEL-AVIV WORKSHOP
The second workshop was held in 2008 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, focusing on the contributions by the private sector to Sustainable Materials Management and by NGOs and international organisations. The workshop report provides a summary of discussions. More specifically, the workshop:
2005 SEOUL WORKSHOP
The first OECD workshop on Sustainable Materials Management was held in 2005 in Seoul, Korea, to take stock of existing understandings on and approaches towards SMM, explore the potential elements of SMM and provide guidance for OECD's future work in this area. The workshop outcome provided, among others, the following working definition for SMM:
Sustainable Materials Management is an approach to promote sustainable materials use,
integrating actions targeted at reducing negative environmental impacts and preserving natural capital throughout the life-cycle of materials,
taking into account economic efficiency and social equity.
oecd work on...