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 ... Statement from the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia 2020-03-23 14:15:41 Coronavirus Advice for the Australian Waste & Recycling Industry 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. 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 ... Supply & Demand of Recycled Materials in Flux as COVID-19 “Containment” Ramps Up 2020-03-23 11:38:10 European Markets for Recycled Materials React in the Face of Coronavirus Mark Victory and Matt Tudball, Senior Editors at ICIS, highlight concerns over the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak on key European recycling markets... 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 ...
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