Our Mission

To continue advancing the practice of environmental and economical management of the Solid Waste industry in the State of Kansas.

The SWANA Kansas Sunflower Chapter is a professional organization in the Solid Waste industry. Our mission is to advance the practice of environmental and economical management of the Solid Waste industry in the State of Kansas. 

We would like to take the opportunity at this time to invite you to join us in our mission. Read more >>

Draft National Recycling Strategy and Executive Summary

The draft National Recycling Strategy identifies strategic objectives and actions needed to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective U.S. municipal solid waste recycling system. Recycling has been a critical component of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decades-long efforts to implement the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and its more recent efforts to pursue a Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) approach, which aims to reduce the environmental impacts of materials across their lifecycle. Building on the National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System and EPA’s long history of providing data, tools, information and other resources to support recycling in the United States, the draft strategy identifies strategic objectives and actions needed to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective U.S. municipal solid waste recycling system. 

SWANA Certification Credits

Earlier this year, SWANA extended certification expiration dates by six months. This was done to alleviate some of the pressure certification holders are experiencing as they try to earn continuing education credit during a time when in-person learning is severely curtailed. The change was communicated via email.  

If you want to inquire about the status of your specific certifications, please contact [email protected] or Natalia Giraldo, [email protected] / 240.494.2243, directly. 

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