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Zero Waste refers to waste management and planning approaches that emphasize waste prevention, as opposed to end of pipe waste management practices such as landfilling or incineration. In light of recent experience in meeting more modest goals, Zero Waste advocay has tended to accept a more moderate vision as contained within the waste hierarchy model that emphasizes diversion, but admits the need for some disposal systems as well.

SWANA & CRRA Launch Joint Zero Waste Certification Course

SWANA & CRRA Launch Joint Zero Waste Certification Course

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) announce the launch of their new Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course, developed by the two organizations along with Kessler Consulting (KCI) over the past two years.

This course will promote

Guest  Editorial: The World Is Coming to Us

Guest Editorial: The World Is Coming to Us

“I am from Iowa.”

Once, I drew on that sense of place and a niece’s question about why she should care about the world as a starting point to try to explain the global interconnections of recycling. I worked to prevent and clean up illegal dumpsites in woods and streams near

SWANA News

SWANA News

International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress is co-locating with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s WASTECON 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA this September.

These international events will feature topics such as climate change, resource management, marine litter, energy recovery, and more, through technical sessions, facility tours, exhibits and global networking

Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution

At the end of the month, the solid waste industry will be gathering in Reno, NV, for SWANApalooza 2017. As there has been in the past, the conference will include the Road to Zero Waste Conference, the Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium, the Landfill Symposium, and the Landfill Methane Outreach

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

This article provides highlights from a research memorandum recently published by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) on the collection of organic wastes from high-rise buildings and apartment complexes. This research need was identified by North Vancouver, British Columbia, and selected for investigation during FY2012 (July 2011 through June 2012).

It’s More Than Just a Game

It’s More Than Just a Game

As much as I enjoy going out and being active on the weekends, I’m planning to be (mostly) on the couch for Super Bowl LI. Yes, the game itself is only a few hours long, and there are the pre-game and post-game festivities to enjoy. That doesn’t take up the

BHS Adds Europe’s #1 Channel Baler to Product Offering

BHS Adds Europe’s #1 Channel Baler to Product Offering

Eugene, Ore. – January 26, 2017 – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) have reached an agreement appointing BHS as the exclusive distributor of Kadant PAAL’s high-performance balers to Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1854 in Germany, Kadant PAAL is firmly

The Lesson From a Message in a Bottle

The Lesson From a Message in a Bottle

There is a substantial amount of uncertainty with a new White House administration coming in with new Cabinet leaders bringing with them policy views and goals that could be vastly different (and in some cases, in opposition to) those of the outgoing administration. The outgoing administrator of the Environmental Protection

SWANApalooza 2017 Names Keynote Speaker

SWANApalooza 2017 Names Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for SWANApalooza 2017 is Mike Sangiacomo! His session will feature the vision of a world where resources are used and re-used in a sustainable ecosystem that strives for the best and highest use, and where Zero Waste could become a reality.

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