NATIONAL RECYCLING COALITION (NRC) LIMPS INTO CHAPTER 7 FILING


On the heels of the failed vote to merge with Keep America Beautiful, the National Recycling Coalition Board voted today to pursue a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, ending the organization’s 30-year run as the nation’s largest non-profit recycling advocacy organization.

“This really is a very sad day for an organization that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves,” said Bob Gedert, executive director of the California Resource Recovery Association and NRC Board member. “We need to acknowledge the truly heroic efforts of everyone who worked so hard to make this organization work as long as it did.”
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New York City – Town of Smithtown NY Chooses CNG to Cut Refuse Collection Costs


Faced with rising refuse collection costs, the Town of Smithtown, New York, decided to require its refuse collection contractors to use compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks. It was the first New York municipality to institute such a requirement. On January 1, 2007, the 30 contractor-owned diesel refuse trucks collecting solid waste and recyclables from the town’s 116,000 residents were replaced by 22 CNG models.

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Pushing the Envelope on Waste Reduction and Recovery – SWANA


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) developed a strategy for significantly increasing the rates of municipal solid waste reduction and recovery in North America in 2003. Ironically, the study and recommendations largely still hold true, despite today’s economic climate.

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Solid Waste Industry Launches Major Environmental Program


The National Solid Waste Management Association (NSWMA) announced recently the launch of Environmentalists. Every Day: America’s Solid Waste Industry, a national awareness program to help local communities, public officials and the media better appreciate the importance of the industry to public health, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. “In every community, the men and women of … More Solid Waste Industry Launches Major Environmental Program