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New study from EREF, in collaboration with SWANA, quantifies needlestick injury rates for MRF workers

New study from EREF, in collaboration with SWANA, quantifies needlestick injury rates for MRF workers

Results found in a groundbreaking new report from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), in collaboration with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), indicate a needlestick injury rate at material recovery facilities (MRFs) of 2.7 per 100 workers. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 2016 data, MRF injuries (including non-needlestick related) occur at a rate of 6 per 100 workers, suggesting 45 percent of MRF injuries could be attributed to needlesticks.

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SWANA honours Professional Achievement Award Winners at WASTECON 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Roe (centre) President of Eco Partners, was among this week's award recipients at SWANA's Wastecon 2018.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of the 2018 SWANA Professional Achievement Awards, nominated by their peers for solid waste industry excellence and dedication.  Winners were honored this week, at the Annual Awards Program at WASTECON 2018, held in Nashville, Tennessee, August 20-23.

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SWANA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

SWANA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Grant H. Flint Scholarship Program, awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in academic and social endeavors. In support of its mission to promote and foster industry education, SWANA offers up to $25,000 a year in scholarships at the high school, college and graduate level. Many of SWANA's 45 chapters also provided local scholarships from their individual areas. 

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New SWANA Report Documents Waste-To-Energy Use in Europe, Identifies Opportunities in North America

New SWANA Report Documents Waste-To-Energy Use in Europe, Identifies Opportunities in North America

A new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) documents the reasons for the extensive use of thermal treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) in waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in Europe and discusses how they might support the expanded use of thermal treatment in North America as an effective and proven process for treating residual waste.

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