Proper Management of Medical, Hazardous & Municipal Waste Vital in Face of Virus 2020-03-26 12:26:07 UNEP Adds to Calls for Governments to Consider Waste Management an Essential Service 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. read more ... Guidance for Waste & Recycling Operators & Employees 2020-03-23 14:41:39 SWANA: Waste Industry Must be Included in Coronavirus Emergency Response 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. read more ... Common Sense Tips to Keep the Waste System Running 2020-03-23 13:52:23 Advice for Residents from City of Arlington to Protect Waste Workers from Coronavirus In Texas, the City of Arlington has published guidelines for the public to help protect waste and recycling collection workers. read more ... Waste & Recycling Collection & Handling Must be Protected in Face of Coronavirus 2020-03-23 13:20:25 FEAD: Member States Must Recognise Waste as “Essential Public Services” As one of Europe's ‘Services of General Economic Interest’, FEAD has called on countries across EU to clearly recognise waste management and recycling activities as “essential public services”. read more ... Additional Safeguards Needed to Guarantee Proper Waste Management 2020-03-23 12:54:43 ESA Welcomes ‘Key Worker’ Status for Waste Industry in Face of Coronavirus The UK’s Environmental Services Association has welcomed the government’s recognition of waste operatives as key workers enabling them to continue to send their children to school but called for more protections to safeguard solid waste management. read more ... Spain’s Capital Homes in On Organics to Meet 50% Recycling Target 2020-03-11 15:37:38 Waste Collection Goes Organic in Madrid As it endeavours to meet the 50% EU recycling target, Spain’s capital city of Madrid has been specifically targeting the separate collection of organic waste since 2017. In November last year, the city rolled out its brown bin collection scheme to a further eight districts, leaving just the very centre to come online later this year… read more ... Association of Plastic Recyclers Launches New Push for Grocery Rigid Plastics Recycling Collections 2020-03-11 15:29:56 APR Targets Bakery & Deli Pails and Seafood Buckets & Trays for Collection US trade body the Association of Plastic Recyclers is to make a renewed push to encourage retail grocery chains to aggregate and market their behind-the-counter rigid plastics. read more ...
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