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2015 annual conference call for presenters
TOPIC IDEAS INCLUDE:
HHW, Facility Design And Operations, Outreach/Community Engagement, Universal Waste, Paint,
Toxicology/Environmental, Health Spill Response/Emergency Management/Facility Safety,
Hazardous Waste - Small Business, Debris Management/Disaster Clean-up,
Public Awareness/Education/Advertising, EPR/Product Stewardship, Pharmaceuticals, Zero Waste,
Chemical Policy, Diversion and more!
Save the date — Call for Presenters
The Northwest Chapter of NAHMMA presents
for Household and Small
June 1-4, 2015
Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd SeaTac WA 98188
Learn about the latest developments in HHW/CESQG
management and education, product stewardship,
chemical policy and safer products. The conference
will include training on a variety of relevant topics,
technical sessions addressing hot topics in our field,
and interesting facility tours.
Florida Chapter Workshop
2015 NAHMMA Florida Chapter Workshop
Training and education for Household Hazardous Waste and Small Quantity Generator programs
Lido Beach Resort
Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator Training
Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission
A full-day workshop for household hazardous waste coordinators, town managers, transfer station operators, DPW directors, emergency responders and others
NH Municipal Association Facility
Tuesday, May 26
Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
The Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility located in Grand Junction, Colorado, recently completed the construction of a 1,700 sq ft bulking and processing building. The new building is designed with individual processing/bulking rooms specific to paint related materials, flammable liquids, latex paint, fluorescent bulbs and increase material storage. This new building replaced their old outdated 200 sq ft processing shed which now provides a major upgraded ventilation system, fire suppression and allows for increased efficiency in their operations.
High-tech skin maps show chemicals from clothes, beauty products
Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing.
"Our daily routines — what we eat, what we put on our skin — also become a part of our skin," said study co-author Pieter Dorrestein, of the University of California, San Diego.
Activists call on Walgreens to remove toxic chemicals from products
The Baltimore Sun
Environmental and health advocates across the country delivered petitions with 135,000 signatures – including 3,000 from Maryland – asking Walgreens to phase out toxic chemicals in products.
Groups seek ban on flame retardant chemicals
A coalition of consumer safety groups asked federal officials to ban the use of flame retardant chemicals in consumer products.
The groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, argued the prevalence of organohalogens in many common products poses long-term health risks that outweigh their fire safety properties.
Utah TV dumps turning into an e-waste nightmare, liability for taxpayers
Salt Lake Tribune
In September 2013, Anthony Stoddard presented the owners of an underused lot an easy way to make $1,400 a month.
Within weeks, Robert Beaslin's property at the Freeport Center industrial park was covered with old televisions from Stoddard's Stone Castle Recycling, which operated out of a large warehouse down the street.
Stoddard's rent money flowed for only about seven months, but the headaches of doing business with him could last a lifetime.
Study: Chemicals in common products can impact fertility
A new study from the National Institutes of Health suggests certain chemicals found in products like sunscreen, shampoo and moisturizer can negatively affect fertility.
The study examined more than 500 couples struggling to get pregnant and found fertility in men was far more negatively affected by these chemicals than in women.
China getting military intelligence from US e-waste
The United States has been unwittingly providing China with military intelligence and buying back its own waste by selling discarded electronics to companies that ship the materials to China for "recycling," according to a report from the U.S.-based military affairs website Strategy Page.
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