The Waiting Game

Carlson, Chris
May 2007
Waste Age;May2007, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that solid waste industry officials are keeping an eye on proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission control programs in the U.S. House and Senate. In March 2007, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted comments and recommendations regarding potential GHG control programs. In its comments, SWANA argued that the solid waste industry already uses improved practices that significantly reduce GHG emissions that contribute to global warming. It states that some companies are turning their recycling efforts into additional revenue by transferring GHG emission reduction credits through trade markets such as the Chicago Climate Exchange. Among its recommendations, SWANA would like the proposed program to expand energy recovery through recycling.


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