Tag: recycling and waste reduction

Actions taken before waste is generated to either reduce or completely prevent the generation of waste. The combined efforts of waste prevention, reuse, composting, and recycling practices. A number of local jurisdictions in California, public interest groups and a few states use waste reduction synonymously with waste prevention.

Waste Management’s Waste Recycle Corps

Waste Management’s Waste Recycle Corps

Waste Management’s (WM) Recycle Corps program is an intensive 11-week, hands-on job training internship that teaches college students the latest strategies in effectively engaging the public and businesses in waste reduction and recycling behavior change. The program is designed to provide students authentic experiences in the field as recycling educators.

Health Care Facilities Waste Management BMP Manual

Health Care Facilities Waste Management BMP Manual

Hospitals and other medical facilities collectively produce more trash than any other industry sector in California other than the restaurant industry. In Los Angeles, the medical and health industry disposes of approximately 210,000 tons of “regular trash” (also known as municipal solid waste) each year. This is in addition to

Crowdsourcing Your Next Project

Crowdsourcing Your Next Project

Crowdsourcing is changing the game…and everyone is playing. With the success of crowdsourcing brands (e.g., Starbucks, Kickstarter, Airbnb, etc.), everyone from government to small businesses are looking to harness the worldwide online community’s power to engage advocates, introduce new ideas, change behavior, AND fund programs.

Join returning speaker Melanie Goetz to

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA members let their voices be heard during SWANA’s 2015 elections from June 15 to July 15, 2015.

SWANA members voted on:

Election of International Board Officers
Bylaw Amendments
Election of Private Sector Directors

SWANA members voted to pass the Bylaw Amendment, which clarifies the membership status of retired members who may be seeking an Officer position. SWANA

NRRA’s “2015 Volunteer of the Year” Award

NRRA’s “2015 Volunteer of the Year” Award

EPSOM, NH – The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) is pleased to recognize Steve Whitman, Alexandria, NH with the “2015 Volunteer of the Year” Award.

There are so many exceptional volunteers in the recycling industry, often times unnoticed in their efforts. This award is to recognize a truly outstanding volunteer effort

Reader Profile: Debbie Fleming

Reader Profile: Debbie Fleming

Noticing that a significant amount of landfilled waste was comprised of organics, the Township of Langley in British Columbia, Canada, implemented in 2011 the Green Can Program, whereby residents were encouraged to include food scraps with the weekly collected yard trimmings. With 35% of the waste going to landfill still

Single-Stream Recycling Facility to Serve Six-County Area in Pennsylvania

Recycling just got easier for a six-county region, as Lycoming County Resource Management Services (LCRMS) celebrated the grand opening of its $5.3 million single-stream recycling facility and the subsequent launch of a new regional recycling program, “One For All.” According to Jason Yorks, county recycling coordinator, the new single-stream process

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