WHITEPAPER: Recycling Success is Beyond the Bin September 11 2014 In this report we investigate the impact that Culture, Communication and Collection have on the success of a recycling program by implementing one at a local high school and monitoring the diversion and contamination rates.
Why Aren't There Standard Colors for Recycling Streams? September 11 2014 It would seem logical in a society that embraces color as a visual cue, that there would be some level of color standardization. After all, we all know that red means stop and green means go. Surprisingly however, there still isn’t a standard to drive visual recognition of where to toss your trash vs your recyclables.
Foodservice Packaging Can Ruin Your Recycling Program June 17 2014 Facilities with food courts or cafeterias such as airports, office buildings, educational facilities and stadiums, often find it difficult to maintain a successful recycling program due to high stream contamination and low user adoption.
Zero Waste is an Attainable Goal June 17 2014 Zero Waste is a philosophy that takes a whole system approach to the flow of resources and waste through our society. It emphasizes waste prevention at the beginning of the cycle rather than waste management.
Save Money on Waste Hauling Fees March 31 2014 Your waste hauling contract is often the last thing on your mind; you have enough to do already! The fact is not many people take the time to really examine the terms of their contract which is a big mistake as you may be missing out some real savings that could impact your bottom line.
Example Questions for Your Waste Hauler March 31 2014 Ask these questions when you are investigating your current waste hauling contract with the goal of reducing your waste hauling costs by optimizing your program.
What is Recycling Stream Contamination? March 31 2014 Did you know that if your stream contamination exceeds your waste hauler’s acceptable level then your collected recycling content will be considered non-recyclable and tossed in with the garbage – not good news!
How to Measure Your Diversion Rate March 31 2014 Diversion rate is one of the key KPI’s in a successful recycling program and it represents the amount of waste that is diverted from landfill for recycling.
2012 Postconsumer Plastics Recycling in Canada March 31 2014 In 2012, at least 285 million kilograms of postconsumer (including post-commercial)1
plastic material was collected for recycling in Canada. This represents a 10% increase in recycling
over 2011, due in large part to increased purchasing by domestic reclaimers.
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Zero Waste is a philosophy that takes a whole system approach to the flow of resources and waste through our society. It emphasizes waste prevention at the beginning of the cycle rather than waste management.