The Analysis shows the 38 sectors identified by the US EPA in its 2009 Sustainable Materials Management report as the most appropriate sectors for sustainable materials management pilot projects. The report analyzed the relative environmental impacts of all 480 sectors in the US economy from three perspectives: Direct Impacts, Intermediate Consumption impacts, and Final Consumption impacts. This visualization refines the graphics in the report by introducing a custom icon to represent the three perspectives and the relative contribution of each sector to the various impact categories in the study.
Data sources: US EPA, CEDA 3.0
Design: Jason Pearson