SWANA supports recycling and material recovery. Being knowledgeable about your local recycling program rules and committing to Recycle Right at home, at work, and on the go are important steps every person can take to improve local programs this year.
Frank Caponi - SWANA International Past President SWANA
At SWANApalooza 2020, recycling experts discussed how the solid waste industry is embracing new opportunities for managing recycling. That panel discussion is now available for purchase.
Are you a U.S.-based organization interested in working toward a more resilient materials economy? If so, sign the America Recycles Pledge
America Recycles Day® (ARD) is celebrated nationally each year on November 15 to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States. On ARD 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convened its second Recycling Summit to address the major challenges facing the U.S. recycling system. Plans are underway for the 2020 America Recycles Summit and Innovation Fair, which are currently scheduled for November 16-17, 2020, in Washington, DC.
The National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System is the product of a multi-stakeholder collaborative effort between federal, local, state and tribal governments; the recycling industry; non-profits; manufacturers; and product brands. This document summarizes the activities and accomplishments of that group in 2019 and lays out the path forward for continued action in 2020, including a voluntary national recycling goal. It also provides a foundation on which additional actions can be identified and taken.
SWANA has resources to help the solid waste industry manage the challeng of China’s restrictions on imported recycling.
Download SWANA's Recycling: Fact vs. Myth infographics for the United States and Canada.