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Extended Producer Responsibility:  Protecting Public Health and the Environment

Extended Producer Responsibility: Protecting Public Health and the Environment

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Local governments throughout California are implementing innovative strategies to serve their residents and communities. When it comes to protecting the natural environment, public agencies must leverage limited resources and focus on preventing pollution at the source to avoid much more costly cleanups in the future. Ensuring that residents properly dispose  … Read More

EPA 2014 Toxic Release Inventory Shows Increased Recycling in California

EPA 2014 Toxic Release Inventory Shows Increased Recycling in California

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SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report that showed that the majority of toxic chemicals managed at industrial facilities in the U.S. increased as a result of production, while releases into the environment decreased. The trend showing a decrease in  … Read More

SWANA/NWRA Comment on Proposed Landfill Emissions Guidelines

SWANA/NWRA Comment on Proposed Landfill Emissions Guidelines

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In my presentations to SWANA’s chapters last month, I referenced the industry’s safety performance as a reason for our renewed emphasis on reducing accidents and injuries. In late October, the federal government released the 2014 injury and illness data for employers and employees, including the waste industry. The news was  … Read More



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