We have a finite amount of resources so it’s important to make the best use of them. Recycling and composting alone are not enough. Sustainable materials management is a systemic, holistic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles.
Key sustainable materials management goals include:
Summary of the Sustainable Materials Management Focus Area(PDF, 199KB)
Kirkland's Sustainability Master Plan, adopted in 2020, identifies actions the City and Kirkland community can take to fight climate change and make our natural spaces healthier.
Learn more about the Sustainability Master Plan
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