NWRA, EREF publish waste and recycling education book

The book provides an overview of how the waste and recycling industry operates for industry professionals, government officials, students and consumers.

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October 27, 2020

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), Arlington, Virginia, and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), Raleigh, North Carolina, have partnered to produce "Waste & Recycling For Dummies," an educational book for industry professionals, government officials, students and consumers.

According to a news release from NWRA and EREF, the new book provides a “clearer picture of how the entire industry works” in hopes that readers will look at their own actions surrounding waste and recycling. The book informs readers of the importance of the industry and how managing waste properly can help protect human health and the environment.

“It was important to us to tell the right story about the waste and recycling industry,” says NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “There is a lot of inaccurate information out there, and this book helps address those misunderstandings and provide a detailed look inside the inner workings of our industry. Our industry goes way beyond the curb.”

“The nuances of waste management concepts in many ways are unknown by most and are often overlooked by those not intimately familiar with this industry,” says EREF President and CEO Bryan Staley. “Our hope is to build an interest and understanding of solid waste that encourages consideration of waste that’s produced and discarded.”

NWRA says the book also includes insights from industry subject matter experts.

"Waste & Recycling For Dummies" is available in digital and print formats, but print copies are limited. The e-book is free for a limited time and can be downloaded here. To request a print copy, contact Mallory Szczepanski at mszczepanski@wasterecycling.org or Catherine Ardoin at cardoin@erefdn.org.