At the request of NWRA, DHS has designated solid waste collection workers as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.
ISRI requests that all recycling operations across the U.S. be designated “essential” to public health and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NWRA remains engaged with Congress and the administration to lift restrictions that would allow waste haulers to properly respond to COVID-19.
A new bill introduced in Maine would call on Congress to fund research that supports innovative battery recycling tactics.
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is now ready for implementation.
Officials are determining whether to implement a consolidated collection system for waste, recyclables and food scraps.
The rationale behind the proposal is that single-use filter cigarettes pose significant environmental and health concerns.