Articles & White Papers

  • 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.
  • Save Money with a Centralized Recycling Program
    September 11 2014
    Many organizations such as Harley Davidson, Brewer Science and Wilfred Laurier University, have implemented centralized recycling and waste programs.
  • 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.