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Wisconsin Enacts Road Safety Law to Encourage Cautious Driving Near Sanitation Trucks

“Slow Down to Get Around” law increases penalties on reckless driving, aims to prevent accidents and injuries
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a "Slow Down to Get Around" measure designed to prevent road accidents and fatalities caused by reckless driving around waste and recycling collection vehicles.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a "Slow Down to Get Around" measure designed to prevent road accidents and fatalities caused by reckless driving around waste and recycling collection vehicles.

Picking Up The Pieces: Jeff Kirschner

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Anyone who is on social media knows how often you can be inundated with picayune details of your friends’ daily lives. But what if all that over-sharing could be turned into something productive and beneficial? What if, instead of just being a source of information on what your high school friend had for lunch today, or how great your niece’s new shoes look, social media could work to create a buzz around something really important, like picking up litter?

Enactus Students Upcycle Banners to Help Artisans

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Andrew Cranston presents:  Banners of Progress

The Global Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International, Andrew Cranston, shares how Enactus students in Mexico solve waste while employing struggling artisans. The students empowered the artisans to make fashionable accessories with discarded vinyl banners that are usually thrown away.

Enactus Students Create Fuel From Waste

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Refuse or fuel, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Zimbabwe saw a way to melt plastic and create diesel fuel as a byproduct. So far, 12 women have worked to convert over 3 tons of waste. Just 35 kg of plastic translates to 24 liters of liquid fuel and 7 kg of wax. Find out more about Enactus and this innovative solution at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/refuse-fuel-see/.

Florida Legislature Passes Important Legislation to Protect Waste and Recycling Workers

Slow Down to Get Around Laws Now in Place in Multiple States
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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) applauds Florida Gov. Rick Scott for signing into law legislation aimed at preventing road accidents and fatalities involving waste and recycling workers and vehicles caused by careless drivers.

House Bill 7005, an omnibus transportation bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Artiles (R-Miami) and signed Friday by Gov. Scott, includes a section that added sanitation and utility vehicles to the “Move Over Act.”

Waste and Recycling Trade Group Announces New Name, Brand

New Name Reflects Industry in Transition, Communicates Importance and Benefits of Waste Handling
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WASHINGTON, November 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ — The Washington, D.C.-based trade group that represents the private-sector waste and recycling industry in the United States announced today that it is adopting a new name—the National Waste & Recycling Association. It also unveiled a new logo and tagline (“Collect. Recycle. Innovate.”). The change will officially take place on Monday, Dec. 2.

Baxter's Fifteenth Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Innovative Programs and Sustainable Design

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DEERFIELD, Ill., June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 15th annual Sustainability Report, available at http://sustainability.baxter.com, detailing the company's progress creating social, environmental and economic value by addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.

Introducing the National Waste & Recycling Association

We are now the National Waste & Recycling Association! The association representing the private-sector waste and recycling industry in the United States has changed its name and unveiled a new logo and tagline.
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We are now the National Waste & Recycling Association!

The association representing the private-sector waste and recycling industry in the United States has changed its name and unveiled a new logo and tagline.

The name change follows the merger of Environmental Industry Associations and its sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes Management Association and the Waste Equipment Technology Association.

Bacardi Barrel Recycling Serves up a Greener Rum

Barrels turned into mulch for Puerto Rico gardens under company's Greener Spirits sustainability plan
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Bacardi is ensuring green cocktails are always on the menu with an innovative scheme to recycle old barrels used in the rum brewing process.

The American white oak barrels used to give the spirit its particular flavour are used for about 20 years before they have to be retired.

myActions Platform Turning Engagement with Waste, Wildlife Initiatives Into Action

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#ADayWithoutWaste, the new recycling awareness campaign from EKOCYCLE and Global Citizen, is calling on people to create lasting change to benefit the environment. Bindi Irwin is launching a new initiative to inspire and change the way kids approach wildlife conservation. These two and more are powered by the myActions platform — an online community and social tool that tracks the digital sharing of real world actions.

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