The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) announced this week U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus will provide the keynote address for the upcoming National Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Summit, to be held May 12 and 13, at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Stanislaus heads EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, leading the agency’s land cleanup, solid waste and emergency response programs. He will anchor the event by defining SMM and providing a foundation for the national policy discussions of the Summit.

NRC also added two webinars, one slated for April 23 and another April 29, to its “Recyclers Guide to Sustainable Materials Management” series to help prepare participants of the SMM Summit for the stakeholder dialogue.

The SMM Summit is led by the NRC in partnership with the Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions and University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, and it is supported by ISRI, Starbucks, the Steel Recycling Institute, Re-TRAC Connect, SCS Engineers, and SMART Recycling of South Carolina LLC. Resource Recycling, Inc. is a promotional partner for the event.

The Summit is taking place May 12-13 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in College Park, Maryland. Complete information on the summit is available here. Hotel reservations should be made by April 12 to ensure the discounted group rate.