COVID-19

COVID-19

CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCH 27, 2020 CRRA WEBINAR RECORDING

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 09, 2020 CRRA WEBINAR RECORDING

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 23, 2020 CRRA WEBINAR RECORDING

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAY 7, 2020 CRRA WEBINAR RECORDING

MAY 28, 2020 WEBINAR - "ZERO WASTE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS" - 
Speakers include Kerry Parker from the City of Alameda, 
Mauricio Cordova from Loaves & Fishes,and Miriam Gordon of UPSTREAM

 

**Please take a moment and share your thoughts on focus and topics for future webinars. Click here. 


You may have recently received an abundance of messaging about COVID-19, concerns, best practices, and news/updates. We have compiled a list of resources and websites for you.  Additionally, at the bottom of this page, you'll find information about the CRRA semi-monthly Roundtable Webinars to be held.

CALIFORNIA CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
Official Site

CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS

Looking to volunteer? Click here 

 

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

CSU NORTHRIDGE

     Infographic - Minimize the Risk of Infection, Protect Trash and Recyclying Service Providers

      PDF or GRAPHIC

 

FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINSTRATION:

GO-Biz

     Resources

 

NATIONAL WASTE & RECYCLING ASSOCIATION (NWRA)

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES)

     Looking to volunteer, sell, donate or make a contribution?  Click here

 

CalEPA

Statement on COVID-19 Emergency, dated 4/15/20

 

CALRECYCLE

COVID-19 Jurisdiction Letter, dated 4/21/20

Resources and Updates

 

COUNTIES

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINSTRATION (OSHA)

RESOURCE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA (Previously CRRC)  

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

     Disaster Assistance

 

SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA (SWANA) 
     Information for Waste Haulers/Essential Workers, including recommended lettermemo, and placard

 

UPSTREAM

FAQS ON RESUABLES

Indisposable Podcast with PhD toxicologist Jane Muncke

Upstream response letter to Plastic Industry Association

Advocates - Act Now Page

 

US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

     COVID-19 Information

 

 

ARTICLES WORTH READING:

  • Updated 3/26 Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management - EU Country & Community Municipal Solid Waste Management and COVID-19
    • Some countries and municipalities are requiring waste to be collected in bins, sealed plastic garbage bags, some require double-bagging
    • Some delaying solid waste collection 72 hours to 7 days to reduce potential worker exposure
    • https://www.acrplus.org/en/municipal-waste-management-covid-19  (See Great Britain/England, Belgium, Italy)
  • 3/13, New England Journal of Medicine, NIH, CDC & University Researchers, Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1 / Link to PDF
    • Surface stability at room temperature evaluated on plastic, stainless steel, copper and cardboard to study potential transmission
    • Most stable on plastic & stainless steel - detected up to 72 hours, cardboard 24 hours, copper 4 hours
  • 3/20, John Hopkins University, HOW LONG CAN THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19 LIVE ON SURFACES?
    • New England Journal of Medicine Study response - The amount of the virus that remains is more important than the time it lasts
    • After 72 hours It's less than 0.1% of the starting virus material so Infection is theoretically possible but unlikely at the levels remaining after a few days
    • CORVID virus can be detected in air for 3 hours
  • 3/24 Resource Recycling, New York City Sanitation says 32 Workers Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
    • Not clear if this is community transmission, other contact or work-related
    • 32 have tested positive for COVID-19 / 27 additional quarantined - collection workers & those who work in garages
    • When they get a positive test, garage or facility is closed to clean & disinfect
    • Assigning drivers to specific truck to limit potential transmission
    • Continuing curbside collection & practicing social distancing

CRRA COVID-19 WEBINARS and FORUM

CRRA is implementing Semi-monthly Webinar Roundtable program for our community so that you may find a “place” to meet twice a month and discuss COVID-19 and how it is affecting the industry and your day to day practices - challenges faced, resources sought, roundtable discussions for solutions.  

REGISTRATION FOR OUR NEXT WEBINAR OPENS SOON!

  • WEBINAR #1 was held on March 27, 2020. It was moderated by Tracie Onstad Bills with speakers Tedd WardPatrick Mathews and Colleen Foster who led the first conversation and speaking to topics included in the attached agenda.
    • CLICK HERE for the recording of the March 27, 2020 webinar.
  • WEBINAR #2 was held April 9, 2020. It was moderated by Tracie Onstad Bills with speakers Rob Hilton (HF&H Consultants), Veronica Pardo and Laura Ferrante (Resource Recovery Coalition of California, formerly CRRC), and Larry Sweetser (Sweetser & Associates) who led the discussion about collection, facilities and franchise agreements.
    • CLICK HERE for the recording of the April 9, 2020 webinar.
  • WEBINAR #3 was held April 23, 2020. "REVISING BUDGETS/EXPECTATIONS AND FORECASTING ECONOMIC IMPACTS IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC", speakers included: Joe LaMariana (ReThink Waste); Leslie Lukacs (Zero Waste Sonoma); and Michael Sigsbee (City of Ontario).
    • CLICK HERE for the recording of the April 23, 2020 webinar. PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical error, this is a partial recording. The first 10 minutes are not available.
  • WEBINAR #4 was held MAY 7, 2020: Beverage Container Redemption Center Challenges During COVID-19; WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.  Speakers: Susan Collins (Container Recycling Institute); Richard Valle (Tri-Ced Recycling); Paul Faherty (Strategic Materials); and Adam Tauber (CalRecycle, Department of Recycling).
    • CLICK HERE for the recording of the May 7, 2020 webinar.

We have also created a COVID-19 FORUM that can be accessed by the CRRA community.  Ask your questions, share your experiences, offer support and expertise. Click here to get started.

In times like these, community is crucial.  We thank you for your continued participation and support of CRRA. We are proud to stand with you in the efforts to bring Zero Waste to California and beyond as well as take on the challenges ahead of us.

 

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