Waste & Recycling

  • Waste workers in top-ten most dangerous jobs in U.S.

    December 17, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2019 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing that refuse and recyclable materials collectors had the sixth deadliest occupation in the United States. This

  • SWANA/SWRC Northern Lights Conference This Week

    May 4, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    In 2014 I have decided to go to some conferences I have not gone to before to hopefully gain some fresh perspectives. This week’s combined SWANA and Saskatchewan Waste Recycling Council (SWRC) comes at an interesting time as interest/development of

  • New info from an in-depth article on the Deepwater Horizon spill

    April 30, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Our sister publication HazMat Management focuses on contaminated site cleanup, new technology and pollution abatement. We have a strong readership (and growing) in the oil & gas sector, and in oil services companies. So I thought an in-depth article that appeared on

  • Big in Austin

    January 20, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    As discussed in my last blog post one of the highlights of the US Composting Council conference was the excellent session on Anaerobic Digestion and Integration with Composting. It is clear that there are excellent opportunities to integrate off farm

  • US debt threatens environmental programs

    July 18, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    The high-stakes political showdown between Republicans and Democrats/President Obama in Washington over the 14 trillion debt and the debate about raising the legal debt ceiling should be of interest to anyone concerned about environmental issues, because as the United States

  • Contrarian truth about a radiactive town

    November 22, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    My friend Lawrence Solomon has been writing some excellent pieces recently, including fascinating send ups of the “common wisdom” around science and radiation. For instance, he wrote an interesting piece some time ago about a study in the UK on

  • Problems with the Ice Core data

    May 4, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    A few days ago I posted a Blog entry and also a website news item here about a documentary from the UK entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which takes apart the conventional wisdom about man-made climate change. Not surprisingly,

  • Global warming, storms and interesting meetings

    June 28, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers will be interested in an article from the Environment News Service (that I’ve pasted below) in which scientists state they’ve calculated the degree to which increased hurricane strength is recent years is a result of global warming, as opposed

  • Hybrid Greenwash

    April 11, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m back from a busy week in B.C. at SWANA’s combined Canadian and Northwest Chapter Symposium. (You can read about that in the forthcoming April/May edition of the magazine.) Today I noticed an article from BusinessWeek Online about hybrid cars.

  • Sallie Baliunas and the solar data

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As a follow-up to my blog entry yesterday, which announced that we will provide occasional coverage of the global warming issue on this website and in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, I thought I’d provide readers with an update on