Aid Needed to Assist Cities, Towns & Villages Over Two-Year Period in Wake of COVID-19 2020-05-22 12:41:33 Solid Waste Association of North America Backs Call for $500m Federal Aid for Local Governments In the US, over 170 organisations, including SWANA and Waste Management, have signed an open letter urging Congress to include direct relief to cities, towns, and villages in future federal assistance packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more ... New Initiative to Support Skills & Professional Development 2020-05-22 11:32:51 Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Launches Mentoring Platform The UK’s Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has launched a mentoring platform for its Members as part of a programme of work to support career progression and skills and encourage CIWM Members to progress through its grades of membership towards Chartered status. read more ... New Initiative to Keep Hard to Recycle Pumps, Caps & Tubes Out of Landfill 2020-05-22 11:08:14 Baylis & Harding Pumps Up its Sustainability with TerraCycle Recycling Programme for Consumers Baylis & Harding, a maker of luxury bath and body products, has teamed-up with specialist recycling firm, TerraCycle, on a new initiative to offer consumers a sustainable solution to recycling for all Baylis & Harding product packaging. read more ... Recyclate Demand Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-05-15 14:46:39 Plastics Recyclers Europe: European Plastics Recyclers Cease Production The European plastics recycling industry is closing production due to the current market developments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to trade body, Plastics Recyclers Europe. read more ... Increased Automation Available to Recycling Facilities Without Heavy Upfront Outlay 2020-05-15 14:23:00 New Leasing Programme & Sales Force for Machinex’s SamurAITM Waste Sorting Robots Canadian recycling equipment manufacturer, Machinex, has launched a new leasing program for its SamurAITM waste sorting robots to help MRF operators benefit from automating more of the manual sorting process without the instantaneous impact on cash flow. read more ... Australian Federal Government Overhauling Procurement Rules to Favour Recycled Content 2020-05-15 13:57:55 Comment: Waste Management Facilities are Not the Same as Shopping Centres Esther Hughes, Principal Environmental Planner, MRA Consulting Group, argues that the Australian Federal government is to be congratulated for overhauling procurement rules to require recycled content in new building and civil works. read more ... VDM-Management and Advice Deal with UK Firm for Waste Management Suite, Alloy 2020-05-15 13:51:34 Dutch IT Consultancy to Distribute Yotta’s Asset Management Software to Dutch Waste Industry VDM-Management and advice has it has signed a partnership agreement with Warwickshire, UK based asset management provider, Yotta to offer its next generation connected asset management software suite in the NEtherlands. read more ...
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