Category Archives: NAA News

EPA proposes to allow aerosol can recycling

On March 5 2018 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the category of universal wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. In its proposal, the EPA stated that adding aerosol cans to the universal waste rule would simplify the handling and disposal of the waste for generators and ensure that aerosol cans are sent to the appropriate facilities, where they would be managed as hazardous waste in line with all...
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Humans Have Made a Quantum Leap Yet Everybody is Angry

We are living in an unheralded time of peace and plenty – the data show the human race has made a quantum leap in that regard – but everybody is angry.

Americans are Angry and Want Radical Change

The percent of Americans who think the country is going in the wrong direction has averaged 68% since 2005.  Similarly, two-thirds of all 2016 voters thought America needed “radical change.” At the height of his popularity, Bernie Sanders, promising a revolution, polled favorably with 60% of America’s...
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100 Objects That Shaped Public Health

From the Obscure to the Everyday, These Objects Tell the Story

Public health impacts all of us, in every corner of the globe, every day of our lives — not only our health and safety, but also how we live, what we wear, what we eat, what happens to our environment and the stewardship of our planet. For better or worse, these 100 objects have made their mark on public health. Some, such as vaccines, have helped...
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