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| Rest In Peace Jim Considine. I know that this isn’t news to many of you but before the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) was SWANA, it was the Governmental Refuse Collection and Disposal Association (GRCDA). The GRCDA was born in a meeting on December 12, 1961, at the Huddle Restaurant in West Covina, ... READ MORE

“You Think You’re Helping, But You’re Not”

| Snow and ice storms have recently hit the Midwest. When I scan through the pictures of snow on front lawns and roads and highways, I remember when I was growing up and became old enough to shovel snow off the driveway. I did it for a couple of years by myself until my little brother ... READ MORE

Plastic Straw Police

| The first step is sometimes the hardest. It can often feel like the ultimate goal is so far away, it’ll take an eternity to get there. But all journeys start with that first step. Banning plastic straws may sound silly and trivial to people who don’t know what we know. We know where those straws ... READ MORE

Stream of Waste

| As the waste and recycling industry continues efforts to innovate in order to deal with new realities, National Geographic is embarking on a scientific endeavor to understand the flow of plastic from its source to the world’s oceans. The two co-leaders of the National Geographic Society’s “Source to Sea” plastic initiative are Jenna Jambeck and ... READ MORE

In New Green Initiative, City of San Francisco Brings Waste Collection into 21st Century

| In partnership with Nordsense Technology, 1,000 Internet-Connected AI Powered Sensors to be Installed in Trash Bins along Major Commercial Corridors San Francisco, CA — February 20, 2019—Nordsense, an AI-based waste management technology company, today announced it has secured a contract with the City of San Francisco to optimize waste collection across the city. Beginning this spring, Nordsense will ... READ MORE

MSS Receives Patent for PrecisionFlow™ Eject Hood Design

| Patented hood for optical sorters works in combination with air-assist systems for precise material handling. NASHVILLE, TN (February 2019) – MSS, Inc., the optical sorting division of CP Group, announced they received a patent for their PrecisionFlow™ eject hood for optical sorters. When processing lightweight materials such as flexible plastic packaging or single sheets of ... READ MORE

SWANA CEO Appointed as ETTAC Rep

| Silver Spring, MD – The CEO and Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), David Biderman, has been appointed again to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), representing the waste management and recycling segment of the U.S. environmental technology industry. ETTAC works with the Department of Commerce to promote environmental trade. ... READ MORE

Double Coin Makes Organizational Changes

| MONROVIA, Calif., February 20, 2019 – Double Coin and CMA, a leading tire manufacturer and marketer is pleased to announce three organizational changes, effective January 1, 2019. The changes were made to streamline operations and improve CMA’s overall customer experience. Teresa Galvan has been promoted to a new position within Marketing and Operations as CMA’s ... READ MORE

Wastequip Honors Waste Equipment Inventors on National Inventor’s Day

| CHARLOTTE, N.C. [February 11, 2018] – Leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, Wastequip, celebrated National Inventor’s Day by honoring its more than 40 patents and its employees’ achievements to the industry. Founded in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, National Inventor’s Day recognizes the contributions that U.S. inventors make to the nation and the ... READ MORE

Solmax-GSE becomes Solmax

| An industry leader with the clout to reshape the geosynthetics industry February 11, 2019 – Montreal.    Solmax-GSE, now the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity—one ... READ MORE

SWANA Announces 2019 Award Winners

| Honorees to be recognized in February at SWANApalooza in Boston Silver Spring, MD – The Technical Divisions of the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) have voted to recognize two outstanding members and a company for achievement, volunteer efforts and leadership in 2019.  Distinguished Individual Achievement Awards are being presented to Michelle Leonard and Ivan Cooper.  Interior ... READ MORE

The Digital Transformation Barometer

| Waste management critical of digital transformation progress: 60% give themselves a failing grade for the application of new technologies. The waste management and recycling industry is less than enthusiastic about its own success in making the digital transformation, according to AMCS’s Digital Transformation Barometer 2018. This is especially true for the application of new technologies, ... READ MORE

AMCS Announces Acquisition of Recy Systems

| LIMERICK, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AMCS, the world’s leading supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste and recycling sector, has today announced the acquisition of Germany’s leading recycling and waste management software specialist, Recy Systems (Recy). Recy has offices in Germany, U.S., U.K. and Slovakia. Their customers include some of the world’s largest and most ... READ MORE