The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has welcomed advice from WISH and highlighted key areas for further work to ensure essential waste and recycling collections continue.
The Coronavirus crisis is ongoing, and our world is swimming in unchartered waters. With the growing number of people infected, we all hope that it will be over as soon as possible. But during this difficult period, we all need to prioritise public health protection above any individual, political or business interest and agenda.
Regular waste collection services are a key-element for the quality of our urban lives. During the coronavirus crisis, our first target should be to ensure that waste collection will be continuously delivered all around our cities, without any disruption and without any discrimination based on income, religion, race or nationality.
Nicolas Humez , Chair of the ISWA Working Group on Hazardous Waste and Director of public affairs for SARP Industries, brings a brief update on the French COVID-19 waste situation as well as general advice on how to deal with Hazardous Waste during this difficult time.
New dates and additional Coronavirus focused content for AMI’s Polymer Sourcing & Distribution conference which will now take place 14-16 September in Hamburg.
As the UK adjusts to a ‘new normal’ in the wake of the Government’s latest lockdown announcement, it will be difficult for some organisations to concentrate on anything beyond the next few days. But there are glimmers of hope in the medium to long term, suggests Marcus Brew, managing director of UNTHA UK…
UN Environment has joined many other voices in calling for governments to treat waste management, including of medical, household and other hazardous waste, as an urgent and essential public service in order to minimise possible secondary impacts upon health and the environment.
The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is providing ad hoc updates from its Ambassadors around the world on the impacts on recyclers as the world takes unprecedented measures to tackle COVID-19.
SWANA has reminded US Governors, Mayors and other elected officials and leaders that solid waste management is an essential public service and should be exempted from quarantines in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia has developed guidance to assist in providing direction to hospitals, aged, and health care providers managing COVID-19 affected materials, and to assist those who are managing waste.