A Response on Recycling

Early this month, the New York Times published an opinion piece, “The Reign of Recycling,” which took issue with recycling in the United States. SWANA promptly submitted a letter to the editor to the Times and also teamed with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to offer a joint response. The joint letter of response can be viewed at the link below.


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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