Curated Session: Young Professionals
How Local Government Waste Policies Resemble the Energizer Bunny
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:45 – 12:00
Beginning early in the 20th Century, states and local governments initiated solid waste policies with comprehensive plans and implemented these plans with regulations. For its part, the solid waste industry has often responded with legal challenges that have produced court rulings upholding, for the most part, these governmental measures. The SWANA Young Professionals have asked for a session devoted to court decisions that have shaped the development of solid waste law in the United States. Besides providing summaries of key cases, the presenter will engage audience members with questions about the policy implications of these rulings and will invite a spirited exchange of views by the use of role playing. Indeed, audience responses, comments and questions will shape and drive some of the discussion.