Over the past several weeks, legislation addressing recycling and solid waste management has been announced or introduced in both the US House of Representatives and Senate. Additionally, members of Congress submitted a letter to the Secretaries of the Department of Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency expressing their concerns about the state of recycling in the United States. Below is an outline of these activities for review.
Landfill Gas Operations and Management Course
Vancouver, BC April 6, 2020
SWANA Pacific January Social - Kelowna
Join us for a night of local craft brew, excellent food and great conversations!
January 30, 2020
News & Updates
The Used Oil Management Associations of Canada manage the collection and recycling of lubricating oil and antifreeze containers distributed in Canada to the residential and commercial sectors, creating a circular economy. Almost all oil and antifreeze containers distributed in Canada are single material HDPE plastic, which is easily recycled. Plastics, however, is a product material type that is subject to new and increasingly strict requirements, public pressure and possible bans. Understanding how packaging and product manufacturers are responding to the changing business and regulatory environment is important for circular economy policy development by the UOMAs. Material use bans (e.g. certain containers, bags, pouches) or plastic types could force manufacturing changes on products sold by UOMA members. Product redesign could allow for more container reuse or could have unintended consequences for recycling. The Used Oil Management Association want to better understand the full supply chain for oil and antifreeze containers, including…
We Are SWANA Pacific Chapter – BC & Yukon Networking, Training, and Certification for Integrated Waste Resource Management
We are the Pacific Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. As the leading organization in integrated waste resource management in BC and the Yukon, we provide expertise and professional development to practitioners through training, certification, and networking. Explore the About section to find out more about who we are and what we do.