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Episode 19: Waste and Recycling Facility Fires Soar in 2021

Video-Episode 19: Waste and Recycling Facility Fires Soar in 2021

April 2021 was the worst month for waste and recycling facility fires since Ryan Fogelman began keeping track of reported incidents in 2016.

Fogelman, the VP of fire elimination solutions for Fire Rover, says technology to monitor and aid in fires needs to become standard in the industry. It's no surprise that lithium-ion batteries have only caused the destruction of more facilities as they become more commonplace, but other factors play a huge part in the growth of waste facility fires.

In this week's Stef Talks Trash, join Editorial Director Stefanie Valentic and Fogelman as they discuss the dangers of lithium-ion batteries, waste facility fire data and what needs to change to reduce the number of fires.


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