Tag: waste products

An unusable or unwanted substance or material produced during or as a result of a process, such as metabolism or manufacturing.

“Mildly Radioactive”

“Mildly Radioactive”

Those of us concerned with surface water quality generally keep a wary eye on the amount of nutrients entering our lakes and rivers. Nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers—much of it from agricultural lands, some from urban stormwater runoff—are a big contributor to algae blooms and dead zones, and in high

SWANA/NWRA Comment on Proposed Landfill Emissions Guidelines

SWANA/NWRA Comment on Proposed Landfill Emissions Guidelines

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

IECA News

IECA News

Texas-Size (and Style) Event at Environmental Connection 2016
IECA wants to encourage its valued members and any other industry professionals looking to attend the world’s largest soil and water event to start planning for Environmental Connection 2016, which will be held February 16–19, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

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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

Extended Producer Responsibility: An Opportunity, Not a Threat

Extended producer responsibility (EPR)is based on the principle that producers of a product take responsibility for the end-of-life management of their products. [1] In practice, this means that producers would be responsible for collecting and recycling their products and packaging once they have reached their end-of-life stage. In essence, producers

2014 Professional Achievement Awards

SWANA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Professional Achievement Awards. This program was developed to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the solid waste management profession through the course of their careers. Each of the winners was recommended by the International Awards Committee, and each

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