Call for Papers – SWANA FL 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

As 2021 begins, the SWANA FL Sunshine Chapter is committed to bringing quality educational opportunities to our members in the coming months. While we are no longer hosting a face-to-face conference in May, we have decided to host an online education and networking event in its place. We are looking for innovative session topics for…
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SWANA Launches New Weekly Safety Newsletter

Safety Matters starts same week as SWANA’s Safety Summit Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) officially launches Safety Matters, a weekly safety newsletter that will contain useful information for SWANA members and others in their solid waste companies and agencies. The goal and purpose of Safety Matters is to…
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SWANA Supports Focus on Environmental Issues in Latin America and Caribbean Declaration

The Bridgetown Declaration Outlines COVID-19 Recovery Strategies Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) supports a plan established last week to address environmental issues as a primary strategy to recover from COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean signed…
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Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water

Experts hope that with the incoming Biden administration, the federal government will finally regulate a class of chemicals known as PFASs.

EPA Delivers Results On PFAS Action Plan

Agency delivers on the historic commitments made in the PFAS Action Plan to address these emerging chemicals of concern and protect public health.

SWANA Supports Federal Assistance for State and Local Governments

Calls on Congress to Help Sanitation Departments Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urges Congress to quickly consider and pass emergency aid to state, local, and territorial governments as recently proposed by President-Elect Biden. These funds are needed to ensure vital government services, including solid waste and recycling, can…
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Could PFAS Undermine COVID Vaccination?

“And now, in addition to the acute health effects that have been traced to consumption of PFAS, some researchers fear that a new consequence can result from consuming water laced with the contaminants: decreased efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine.”

SWANA Condemns Yesterday’s Attack on Democracy at the U.S. Capitol

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) condemns the violent, unlawful revolt against civil authority and America’s democratic processes and institutions that took place yesterday in Washington, D.C. The desecration of the U.S. Capitol building and the disruption of the constitutionally mandated duties of Congress endangered lives, resulted in several…
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