Cheryl Coleman

Cheryl Coleman
Director of Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Cheryl Coleman is the Director for the Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division (RCSD) within the Office or Resource Conservation and Recovery at the US EPA. The Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division (RCSD) is responsible for: promoting sustainable materials management (SMM) through policy, technical guidance, tools and information designed to encourage long term material use through reduction, reuse, recovery and recycling strategies. Ms. Coleman has had the privilege of sharing perspectives on EPA’s SMM Program and particularly its focus areas in multiple settings in the US. In her position at EPA, Ms. Coleman has represented the US in several international for a on issues related to SMM including the Milan Expo, the experts workshop on “Contributions of Life Cycle Thinking to Sustainable Development Pathways” in Kyoto, Japan and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Resource Productivity and Waste. Ms. Coleman is a graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, VA. She did further graduate work at Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, and earned a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Ms. Coleman has over thirty years of experience with materials and waste management.  She came to US EPA Headquarters from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control where she was the Director of Compliance and Enforcement for waste programs and mining.

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