SWANA Recycles to Help Keep America Beautiful
Get Involved in America Recycles Day 2013
Silver Spring, Md. – On November 15, 2013, SWANA joins Keep America Beautiful in its efforts to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action on America Recycles Day.
America Recycles Day began in 1997, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
“America Recycles Day recognizes the recycling accomplishments by citizens and business across the North America who have turned millions of tons of solid waste into new materials and products and returned them to the economy,” said John H. Skinner, Ph.D., SWANA Executive Director and CEO. “SWANA is proud of its thousands of members who work day-to-day to establish recycling programs in their communities and have been instrumental in taking recycling to higher and higher levels.”
SWANA’s mission is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America. Since recycling is often both economically and environmentally sound, SWANA maintains involvement in recycling.
SWANA’s involvement includes several recycling programs:
* Cutting-edge training programs with courses targeted toward recycling professionals including courses on Managing Recycling Systems and Managing Recycling of Construction and Demolition Materials.
* Certification Program where individuals can demonstrate their competence and expertise in various aspects of recycling.
* Recycling and Special Waste Technical Division, one of the largest technical divisions at SWANA, that works to promote state-of-the-art approaches to recycling through conferences, symposia, newsletters, and which provides the faculty for our training courses.
* Excellence AwardsProgram that recognizes outstanding solid waste and recycling programs that utilize effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advance worker and community health and safety, and implement successful public education and outreach programs.
* Applied Research Foundation that produces research reports on various recycling and solid waste topics that have reached tens of thousands of solid waste management professionals through articles in industry magazines and journals.
* Advocacy Program that represents the interests of solid waste and recycling professionals by being a proactive advocate of environmentally and economically sound recycling and solid waste management legislation and regulations.
SWANA is now encouraging you to get involved. Whether a SWANA member or not, you can make a difference.
Get Involved with America Recycles Day:
* Join an Event. Participate in a local America Recycles Day event. Every action sums up to making a difference. Collaborate.
* Host an Event. No events going on near you, but still want to take action? Host your own event! Get others involved, and promote recycling. Celebrate.
* Take the Pledge. If you’re new to recycling, and still trying to figure out what to do, start by taking the pledge. Join 42,632 other individuals who have pledged to recycle more and make a difference! Educate.
Visit www.americarecycles.org for more information.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is a professional association with the mission of promoting environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America and serves over 8,000 members from both the public and private sectors. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit www.SWANA.org.