Environment

NWRA Submits Comments to the World Trade Organization on China’s proposed ban on the import of certain scrap materials by year end

August 31, 2017 To:  WTO/TBT National Notification and Enquiry Center of the People’s Republic of China Tel.:     +86 10/84603889 /84603950 Fax:     +86 10 84603811 E‐mail:            tbt@aqsiq.gov.cn and The Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China Re:  Comments READ MORE

2016 NWRA Safety Stand Down on Water. Rest. Shade.

Recap and Results  On May 16, 2016, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) launched a weeklong training and awareness initiative focused on keeping collection workers safe during hot weather. This is NWRAs second Safety Stand Down this year. This READ MORE

Recycling Today: Targeting food waste

State and federal legislation is creating opportunities and difficulties for those who manage food scraps as a resource. Legislators, regulators and private industry have put a greater emphasis on reducing and recycling food scraps in recent years. While laws and READ MORE

Waste Dive: Behind the NYC commercial waste debate: Safety

Should the private waste sector brace for change? Waste Dive examines how safety and recycling operations are creating contention The debate over reforming New York City’s commercial waste industry has been simmering for more than a year and recent headlines READ MORE

Sharon Kneiss on the surprising environmental benefits of landfills

In honor of Earth Day, NWRA President and CEO, Sharon Kneiss, and Joyce Engineering President, Leonard “Butch” Joyce spoke to TV and radio stations across the US on the little known environmental benefits of landfills.

Sharon Kneiss and Leonard Joyce speak on the benefits of landfills

The days of “garbage dumps” from your grandfather’s generation are long over.  Today landfills are highly engineered facilities with multiple layers of protection that isolate wastes from the environment creating green solutions from ordinary waste. These modern marvels are also READ MORE