Month: December 2022

Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collection Now Seventh Deadliest Job in United States

2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics Fatality Data Shows Industry Improvement The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2021 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing refuse and recyclable materials collection was the seventh-deadliest job that year, down from sixth in 2020. The workplace fatality rate for this group was 27.9…
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WASTECON: Learning How the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Handles Waste

San Diego, CA, December 1, 2022 — Exotic animals attract most people to the San Diego Zoo, but the Solid Waste Management Association of North America’s (SWANA) December 5 tour will cover something just as exotic: How does this world-famous attraction handle the logistics of waste management? A highlight of the WASTECON 2022 Summit, which…
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WASTECON 2022 in San Diego to Address Tough Waste and Recycling Challenges

San Diego, CA, December 1, 2022 — Speeches from national and international environmental leaders will provide a glimpse into current and future issues of the waste and recycling industries at a major environmental conference running Monday through Thursday (December 5th–8th ) at the San Diego Convention Center. Nena Shaw, Acting Director of the US Environmental…
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