5 Easy America Recycles Day Events

November 6th, 2017|Workplace Solutions|

The National Recycling Coalition started America Recycles Day 20 years ago and the celebration is now a part of Keep America Beautiful. Each year, November 15th is dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. In support of this, we’re providing 5 easy to coordinate events that can help spread awareness at your facility! [...]

Are You Throwing Money Away?

August 1st, 2017|Workplace Solutions|

  For many, the fiscal year recently ended in June. That means, by now, you’ve closed out your budget and have started planning future budgets. Now, how many were shocked by how much you spent on waste last year? If you’re trying to better plan future waste expenditures or looking to slim your budget – [...]

Top 5 things we’ve heard….

July 14th, 2017|Workplace Solutions|

Have you ever started a sustainability program but hit a road block when it came to getting it up and running? Program implementation can be frustrating, even for the most experienced of managers. Below are the top 5 problems we’ve heard from our clients in the past 12 months, if you’ve asked yourself any of [...]

Merging Wasteflow with Workflow

October 17th, 2014|Workplace Solutions|

Ever hear this when trying to start a new program? “I just don’t have the time.” “We just don’t have the space” “There’s just no money for that” “That’s not going to work here, because no one cares” Believe us; we have. In fact, these excuses are the most popular form of resistance. However, none [...]

Reporting Internally and Externally

October 1st, 2014|Workplace Solutions|

After a baseline and goals have been set, consistent progress reporting becomes necessary. In addition to the various internal audiences to which a project manager will be responsible for reporting, all external audiences and broadcast opportunities should be identified and exploited. Awareness is key to success in sustainability, and reliable, impactful data is an important [...]

Setting Goals and Milestones

September 23rd, 2014|Workplace Solutions|

Once establishing where you stand, the next step is to determine where you need to go. Haphazardly approaching goal setting will make program managers less efficient and program reporting problematic. Your long-term goals should be built upon industry-recognized standards versus that with which program managers or executives feel comfortable. Depending on your baseline, the timeframe [...]

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

September 12th, 2014|Workplace Solutions|

We can’t imagine this is the first time you’ve heard, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure”. This is particularly important when discussing waste tracking. Waste, in general, is a pennies business, but those pennies can add up very, very quickly and disrupt your budget if left unchecked. Just as disposing of waste cannot disrupt [...]

Designing a Food Waste Collection Program

September 3rd, 2014|Workplace Solutions|

The USDA estimates that one-third of all available food supply is wasted, which accounts for 21% of all the waste in the US sent to landfills or energy-recovery incinerators according to the EPA. Unlike the Mobro incident in 1987 that kick-started recycling in the US, the coming food waste revolution looks to be driven by [...]

Pitching Your Case for Sustainability

August 27th, 2014|Workplace Solutions|

“How much is all this sustainability stuff going to cost?” In a World of growing resource and environmental crises, cost may be the least of a corporation’s concerns when required to adopt sustainability principles to ensure long-term viability. Water scarcity is probably the most publicized concern that has many industries scrambling to innovate. In many [...]

Feeling the Pressure to ‘Go Green’?

August 18th, 2014|Workplace Solutions|

The pressure on businesses to go green is red hot. Employees and community members are increasingly expecting companies to function as community stewards; while at the same time, executives and business leaders are looking to capitalize on sustainability’s public relations and cost-saving opportunities. Regardless of what has been accomplished, the pressure doesn’t let up. Companies [...]