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October 2018

EREF Webinar – MRF Safety Overview and Current Research on Fires and Needlesticks

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In the U.S., material recovery facilities (MRFs) employ roughly 20,000 workers. Workers face a number of potential safety concerns due to the nature of the work and the use of equipment like conveyors and balers. This webinar will present an overview of general safety issues, concerns and situations at MRFs. The webinar will also include discussion on trends in worker safety due to factors such as recent pressures to reduce contamination (i.e. China National Sword) and contaminants in the waste…

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2018 EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - October 18 @ 5:00 pm
Innisbrook Resort, 36750 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34683 United States
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Get ready for one the BEST and most EXCITING events of the year! The EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event unites leaders from across the industry for a day of friendly competition - all in the name of advancing solid waste research! Proceeds from the Fall Classic support the Foundation's mission to improve sustainable waste management practices to benefit the industry and the communities it serves. Innisbrook Resort ~ Island and North Courses 36750 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor,…

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EREF Silent Auction at the Waste & Recycling Expo Canada

October 24 - October 25
Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, 100 Princes' Blvd. Suite 1
Toronto, Ontario M6K C3C Canada
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The 2018 EREF Silent Auction, held at the Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, offers companies a unique opportunity to showcase their products and demonstrate their dedication to sustainability and waste industry research. Who is EREF? The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to¬†advance sustainable solid waste management practices through research and educational initiatives. The Foundation is one of the largest sources of funding for solid waste research in the U.S., allocating…

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November 2018

EREF Workshop – Understanding Factors Contributing to Elevated Temperature Landfills & Appropriate Management Approaches

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 2886 Airport Dr.
Columbus, OH 43219 United States
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While only a small number of landfills in the U.S. have exhibited higher temperatures, they present challenges for landfill operators and a concern for the public. EREF's workshop aims to facilitate an understanding of the mechanisms and operations for ETLFs. This full day of interactive discussions and technical presentations from waste industry experts, including academics, state agencies and facility owners, will cover topics such as ETLF definitions, regulations, management strategies and more. For additional research and information on ETLFs, please…

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