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SWANA participates in America Recycles: Summit and Innovation Fair

SWANA participates in America Recycles: Summit and Innovation Fair

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is participating in the America Recycles: Summit and Innovation Fair hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on November 16-17, 2020. 

Two years ago, SWANA joined 45 other organizations and signed the America Recycles Pledge to work towards improving recycling in the United States. During the past 12 months, EPA has converted the National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System into a proposed National Recycling Strategy and the National Recycling Goals, which will be announced at the summit. 

"SWANA is excited to assist EPA in implementing the National Recycling Strategy," stated David Biderman, SWANA Executive Director and CEO. "Last week's EPA report identified a decline in the percentage of municipal solid waste that is recycled in the United States and highlights the need for EPA's leadership. SWANA is committed to working with EPA and other stakeholders to successfully implement the new strategy and achieve the new national recycling goals, through education, research and communication, to our more than 10,000 members throughout the United States."

SWANA believes the National Recycling Goals and the proposed National Recycling Strategy will support state and local government efforts, as well as those by the private sector, to improve the U.S. recycling system. 

SWANA, along with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), will be hosting the MRF Summit on November 18-19. Peter Wright, EPA Assistant Administrator, will be speaking at the virtual event to discuss EPA's efforts through the America Recycles Network. During the session, "Where Policy Meets the Road: Federal Initiatives to Spur Recycling," he will provide further information and insight regarding the National Recycling Strategy and National Recycling Goals. 

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