SWANA Supports Senate Recycling Resolution

Publish Date: 8/4/2011


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced its strong endorsement of U.S. Senate Resolution 251, "expressing support for the improvement of collection, processing and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States."

The resolution was introduced by U.S. Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), co-founders and co-chairs of the Senate Recycling Caucus. The purpose of the Senate Recycling Caucus is to educate Senate members and staff on the need for and benefits of recycling to the U.S. economy and the environment and about energy savings generated through recycling, as well as to support public policies aimed at increasing recycling across the country.

"This resolution will support the efforts of solid waste management professionals across the country who manage recycling programs that reduce energy consumption, conserve valuable resources, protect the environment and limit climate change emissions." said SWANA Executive Director and CEO John H. Skinner, Ph.D.

SWANA’s endorsement is announced in conjunction with the Recycling Roundtable, an advocacy group that also includes The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the Steel Recycling Institute, the Aluminum Association, the Glass Packaging Institute, the American Forest & Paper Association, the National Solid Waste Management Association, and the Paper Recycling Coalition.