March 19 2015 Use Lean to Get Green Lean Six Sigma is a well-known business practice that has helped many organizations improve their performance by systematically removing waste. Lean tools and principles are very effective in helping organizations achieve their waste diversion goals.
March 16 2015 Communication – Help People Make the Right Choice Communication is a vital component of the CleanRiver 3C Process which is a set of best practices designed to help you increase the amount of waste you divert from landfill and generate a return on your program investment. The 3Cs stand for Culture, Communication and Collection.
Here’s the top 5 ways you can use Communication to get a best in class recycling program...
December 10 2014 Achieving ROI with Your Recycling Program The biggest barrier for implementing an effective recycling program is often the capital investment required. Because recycling programs are often thought of as a “nice to do” rather than a financial investment, they are often not given priority for budget allocation.
In reality however, effective recycling programs can generate revenue for an organization and payback the initial investment in as little as 2 years.
December 09 2014 Divert More Waste From Landfill with the CleanRiver 3C Process CleanRiver created the 3C process to empower organizations to increase the amount of waste they divert from landfill. It’s a set of best practices that enable you to implement a truly effective recycling program that goes way beyond the bin. The 3Cs stand for Culture, Communication and Collection.
October 29 2014 Make Money From Your Recycling Program Your recycling program can be a valuable income generator which improves your bottom line or frees up funding for other sustainability initiatives. Here’s the top 3 ways to generate revenue from your recycling program.
October 29 2014 Organics Collection - How Saving the Planet Can Save You Money Organics collection is coming on strong in many parts of the US and Canada - and with good reason. Compostable materials make up a large percentage of waste in landfill and decompose to product methane gas, a leading contributor to global climate change. However, when compostable materials are captured and processed properly, they can be used to help grow crops, revive nutrient deficient land and even to produce power!
September 11 2014 WHITEPAPER: Recycling Success is Beyond the Bin 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.
September 11 2014 Why Aren't There Standard Colors for Recycling Streams? 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.
June 17 2014 Foodservice Packaging Can Ruin Your Recycling Program 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.
June 17 2014 Zero Waste is an Attainable Goal 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.
May 05 2014 May 2014 How to measure your diversion rate, questions you should ask your waste hauler, McDonalds, Laval, bee-killing neonicotinoids and more!
March 31 2014 Save Money on Waste Hauling Fees 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.
March 31 2014 Example Questions for Your Waste Hauler 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.
March 31 2014 What is Recycling Stream Contamination? 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!
March 31 2014 How to Measure Your Diversion Rate 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.
March 31 2014 2012 Postconsumer Plastics Recycling in Canada 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.
March 11 2013 Startling Results from 40 Year Study Forty years of data compiled by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI-Canada) outlines trends in population growth or decline by region, specific threats to species, environmental conservation efforts to protect migratory routes and breeding grounds, and identifies 66 species as Endangered, Threatened, or of Special Concern.