10 Farmers Market Management Tips after 15 Years

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A Farmers Market is one of the best ways to engage people within your organization and community in a sustainable way. Our team at Reduction In Motion has a decade of experience running farmers markets and wanted to share some of the lessons we learned over the years. We hope these tips will help you…

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Zero Waste Event Case Study: National Aquarium

Zero Waste Event Containers

This Zero Waste Event Case Study highlights how Reduction In Motion helped the National Aquarium. With the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conference coming to Baltimore, the National Aquarium wanted to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability while hosting the event’s icebreaker dinner, so they set out to make it a zero waste event by diverting…

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LEED Waste Audit Process and Examples

LEED waste audit hand sort

A waste audit is an examination of how waste is currently disposed to determine opportunities for improving waste reduction and diversion efforts such as recycling, composting, donation, reuse, and environmentally preferred purchasing. There are different ways to design a waste audit depending on your goals, operations, and resources. A LEED waste audit must follow specific…

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America Recycles Day Ideas

America Recycles Day Ideas Reduction In Motion

America Recycles Day is November 15th, and it’s right around the corner. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about recycling! If you or your small business are looking for last minute America Recycles Day ideas, our team has celebrated in a variety of ways. Here are some of our most successful celebrations:  Engagement…

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Different Composting Methods

Composting Facility Site Tour

(Photo taken on tour at Veteran Compost) Reduction In Motion has over 20 years of helping companies reduce waste and make sustainability possible. We wrote this blog to help you understand different composting methods for organic waste. To answer ‘what is compostable’ or ‘what isn’t compostable’, often depends on the composting method used. Some compostable…

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DC Zero Waste Omnibus 2022 – Battery Recycling

Washington DC Battery Recycling

With the enactment of the DC Zero Waste Omnibus Amendment, a new easy and FREE DC battery recycling program will be made available to residents and businesses for ALL types of batteries: rechargeable batteries (such as lithium, nickel, and small sealed lead acid) and single use batteries (alkaline and lithium buttons).  Before you panic about…

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TRUE Certification Advisors

TRUE Advisors TRUE Certification Reduction In Motion

TRUE certification is a zero waste certification program dedicated to measuring, improving and recognizing zero waste performance. Reduction In Motion has certified TRUE advisors on staff that can guide you through the certification process regardless of where you are at in your zero waste journey. We can start with an waste assessment that results in…

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DC Zero Waste Omnibus Act 2020

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The District of Columbia has made major strides in passing legislation focused on litter prevention over the past few decades in effort to achieve their zero-waste goal of 80% diverted from landfill/incineration by 2032. A few notable efforts range from recycling requirements for businesses to bans on a variety of single-use items causing major litter…

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Environmental Services Week Celebration Ideas

Environmental Services Week EVS

Environmental Services Week, according to AHA, “is a time to show appreciation for the dedicated EVS personnel that ensure health care facilities across the country are clean, safe places for patients, their families and other staff members.” Here are 3 simple ways to introduce sustainability into your celebrations for Environmental Services week which runs September…

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Missouri Waste Management Grant Information

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Missouri Waste Management Grants are vital sources of financial support for any group’s environmental initiatives. Local, state, and federal funding is often available specifically for certain types of environmental projects that help the government reach their own legislative goals. For organizations within Missouri who are interested in starting or expanding a waste reduction project, the…

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