New CIWM President Urges Global Action to Tackle ‘Waste Emergency’ 18.10.2017 10:14 New CIWM President Urges Global Action to Tackle ‘Waste Emergency’ The incoming President of the CIWM, Professor David C. Wilson, has highlighted how critical resource and waste management is to public health and the environment on a global scale. read more … Three Small Gas Cylinders Explode in Waste Baler at Recycling Plant 15.08.2017 13:05 VIDEO: Propane Cylinder Explosion at Recycling Centre in Kent County, Michigan The moment a propane gas cylinder exploded in a baler at a recycling facility at a Kent County Recycling Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been caught on the CCTV. read more … ‘Five to Stay Alive’ Resources Expand 07.08.2017 16:21 New Safety Tips for Composting Operators from SWANA Safety tips for composting operations employees have been published as the latest installment to the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) “Five to Stay Alive” series. read more … HSE Statistics Show Waste Industry to be Among Most Dangerous 06.07.2017 13:43 Shocking Rise to 14 Worker Fatalities in the UK’s Waste & Recycling Industry in 2016 The latest figures from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive show that fatalities in the waste and recycling industry more than doubled to 14 between April 2016 and March 2017. read more … Skills & Training Key to Staying Safe in MRFs 09.05.2017 14:05 Five to Stay Alive: Latest Safety Materials for Recycling Facility Workers from SWANA SWANA has developed a new instalment to its ‘Five to Stay Alive’ series that features safety tips for Material Recycling Facility employees. read more … Research to Quantify Specific Injuries at North American MRFs 28.04.2017 13:23 Needlestick Survey Injuries at Recycling Facilities to be Surveyed by SWANA & EREF A joint research project to quantify and address the issue of needlestick injuries at MRFs in the US and Canada is being conducted by SWANA and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. read more … MRF Employees Secure Right to Join Teamsters 10.03.2017 13:35 Sims’ New York Sunset Park Recycling Facility Workers Vote to Unionise Workers at Sims Municipal Recycling’s material recovery facility in Sunset Park, New York have voted to join Teamsters Local 210 union in an election overseen by an independent arbitrator. read more …
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