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Here's to the Heroes

NERC Advisory Member Casella pays tribute to the many waste management and recycling employees contributing during the Coronavirus shutdown.Original post is here:

Earth Day Through The Decades

This guest blog is courtesy of Blueland. The original blog post can  be found here.

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd 1970, and has been celebrated every year since! What started as a teach-in to bring awareness to environmental problems, which at the time were centered on air, water and land pollution, has turned into a global holiday spurring action and activism around the world. 

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated by hundreds of millions of people around the world. It started with just 20 million Americans, so how did we get here? Let’s take a look back at the last 50 years of Earth Day and the actions it has helped inspire. 

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Keeping Recycling Healthy

This guest blog is written by Jordan Fengel, Executive Director, State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR).

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times ran a story titled, “‘These people are warriors.’ Meet the waste workers taking risks to sort your recyclables.”

I agree that these people are warriors. Everyone in our industry right now is helping to ensure that materials management continues and that supply chains are fed, which is urgent during these unprecedented times.

There are a lot of fears about this virus and thankfully research has been ongoing. That research continues to provide us with information on topics such as coronavirus’ survivability outside a host, potential treatments, and how we can reduce a future occurrence. I wrote a paper about the lifespan of the virus on inanimate surfaces as well as what employers and workers can do to keep themselves safe using PPE and established guidelines. My research concluded that though a few studies have shown…

Recycling can save the planet. We can do it together.

This guest blog is courtesy of The Recycling Partnership and Upworthy, and was originally published on Upworthy's website. The blog was written by Mark Shrayber.

If you live in a major metropolitan area, you've probably complained about the fact that "garbage night" means that you're going to have to spend at least five minutes of walking downstairs, pulling your trash, compost, and recycling bins on the curb, and then debating whether you'll bring them back in first thing in the morning or on the way home from work.

Right now, you're probably thinking about what a bother it might be to have to put your shoes on and leave the comfortable warmth of your living room to ensure that all your trash and recycling is gone in the morning. So here's something to consider as you pull your slippers on: According