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Category: SWANA International News

White Paper Looks at the State of Plastic Waste Management

SWANA provides members with insight on new and emerging issues Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a new white paper for SWANA members, State of Plastic Waste Management in the United States and Canada, that gives a timely snapshot of the issue for solid waste and recycling…
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New Guide Helps MRFs Manage Lithium Batteries Safely

NW&RA, ISRI and SWANA Issue Joint Document to Prevent Fires and Injuries from Improperly Disposed Batteries The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc (ISRI), and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have developed a Guide for Developing Lithium Battery Management Practices at Materials Recovery Facilities. The…
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New Report Focuses on Curbside Recycling Options

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report examines three case studies Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has released a new report, Curbside Recycling Collection Options, which presents three curbside recycling options for recycling and sustainability program managers to consider in their efforts to reduce inbound contamination…
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SWANA and ISRI Join Together to Host MRF Summit

Virtual event will take place November 18-19, 2020 Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) will partner again for the return of the MRF Summit, taking place November 18–19, 2020. This year’s virtual event will explore key issues affecting Materials Recovery…
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SWANA Announces 2020 Safety Award Winners

Winners will be recognized at SWANA’s annual meeting in December  Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 SWANA Safety Awards are Leck Waste Services for Biggest Safety Improvement and Estancia Valley Solid Waste Authority and OC Waste & Recycling for Best Safety Innovation. SWANA…
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New Report Focuses on Energy Recovery Options

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation releases report analyzing recovery options for non-recycled plastics Silver Spring, MD – As more attention focuses on the proliferation of single-use plastics and discarded plastics in oceans and waterways, solid waste managers are under increasing pressure to implement solutions that not only properly manage these discards, but also recover their energy…
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WASTECON Zooms in on Disruption

SWANA’s leadership summittransitions to virtual event January 26–28, 2021 Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces WASTECON® will be held January 26–28, 2021 as a virtual event. SWANA’s re-engineered executive leadership summit for the solid waste and recycling industry will be more accessible than ever. Each keynote session will…
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SWANA’s Executive Leadership Summit

WASTECON® Transitions to Virtual Event in January 2021 Silver Spring, MD – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of participants, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has cancelled the WASTECON® that would have taken place December 7-10 in Dallas, Texas. SWANA’s executive leadership summit for the…
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SWANA Signs U.S. Plastics Pact

Joins more than 70 other stakeholders to bring one voice to U.S. packaging  Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce its participation in the U.S. Plastics Pact, an agreement to work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. The U.S. Plastics Pact…
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SWANA Supports Safe + Sound Week to Protect America’s Workers

Worker fatalities in the first half of 2020 show more needs to be done Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to support Safe + Sound Week, August 10 – 16. This nationwide event held each August recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers…
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