NWRA urges governors to include waste and recycling workers as part of states’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans

NWRA urges governors to include waste and recycling workers as part of states’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced Dec. 2 that it has sent letters to the nation’s governors urging them to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on including waste and recycling industry personnel as a…

Waste generation by hospital emergency departments is highlighted for first time

Waste generation by hospital emergency departments is highlighted for first time

Emergency departments of hospitals generate significant amounts of environmentally harmful waste which could be reduced through basic changes to disposal policies and practices, while producing lower operating costs, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. Efforts to optimize the daily waste stream through improvements…