What: SWANA Executive Director and CEO David Biderman and eLearning and Advocacy Manager Jesse Maxwell will attend and participate in today’s Congressional Briefing and Luncheon on the State of Recycling.
Who: Hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Keep America Beautiful (KAB), and members of the Congressional Recycling Caucus, this briefing will highlight the current economic, environmental and social impact of recycling in the U.S., and related policy issues.
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Where: Capitol Hill
Why: Over the course of past several months, SWANA has been proactive in reminding people that recycling is an important part of the national system for managing municipal solid waste, despite recent reports, while also acknowledging the challenges posed by issues like depressed markets and increased contamination.
How: SWANA has shared its message with the EPA, with SWANA members and at events across the country. That ongoing commitment to recycling is at the heart of our participation in a joint response with ISRI and KAB to a New York Times op-ed critical of recycling. The commitment also is at the heart of our efforts to work cooperatively with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) to provide municipalities with guidelines on developing recycling collection contracts that can survive market and material changes while treating system participants (generators, municipalities, collectors, and processors) fairly.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 8,300 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 50 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. For more information, visit www.SWANA.org.