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Solid waste and SMM program managers and staff from EPA Region 2, NJ DEP, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, & NYS DEC met to discuss and coordinate initiatives. Agenda topics included:

  • Brief States, Territories, and EPA updates
  • Addressing the impacts of the China National Sword restrictions and challenges in the recycling markets 
  • Disaster debris management  
  • Food waste initiatives and coordination
  • Peer to peer support for SMM & solid waste programs in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
  • Single use plastics
  • Solid waste planning and regulatory approaches & policies
  • Demonstration of NJ's Recycle Coach AP
  • Funding SW management - setting tip fees
  • Product disclosure
  • Managing waste tires
  • Increasing landfill odor problems & what is being done to mitigate the problem 

For more information, contact Terri Goldberg at .

 

 

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