NWRA Tennessee Chapter Shines Spotlight on Legislative Priorities in Presentation to Tennessee Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) Tennessee chapter took center stage during a crucial presentation to the Tennessee Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Chapter Chair Mike Classen and NWRA Vice President of Chapter Management and Member Relations Katie Raverty-Evans testified before the committee, shedding light on the chapter’s legislative priorities and addressing the pressing issue of the “avoidable trash crisis” that Tennessee has the potential to circumvent with strategic leadership.
The presentation highlighted the critical role the waste and recycling industry plays in the state’s overall environmental health and sustainability. Classen, in his capacity as chapter chair, emphasized the importance of fostering collaboration between industry stakeholders, government bodies and the public to create effective and sustainable waste management solutions. Raverty-Evans delivered a comprehensive overview of NWRA’s mission and goals and how these align with the chapter’s legislative priorities.
The spotlight of the presentation was on addressing the “avoidable trash crisis” facing Tennessee. The chapter believes that with proactive leadership and strategic policymaking, the state can sidestep the looming threat of an environmental crisis caused by landfill capacity.
“We are at a critical juncture where the decisions we make today will significantly impact the environmental legacy we leave for future generations,” said Classen. “Our presentation to the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee underscores the importance of taking proactive measures to avoid this landfill crisis that is entirely within our control to prevent.”
The chapter remains committed to collaborating with state officials, community leaders and industry partners to shape policies that promote responsible waste management and environmental stewardship. By working together, they aim to create a resilient and sustainable waste management infrastructure that will benefit Tennessee and its residents for years to come.
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.
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