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Thoughts on Waste Reduction, Zero Waste, Sustanability and Such

In our trash talking blog, we write about trends, tips, and issues in the waste and environmental sustainability world. We hope you'll find something useful to help your company be more sustainable. If you want us to explore something or ask a question, contact us!

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Environmental Services Week Celebration Ideas

By The Team | August 15, 2022
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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

By The Team | August 12, 2022
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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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Marketing Sustainability to College Students

By The Team | July 19, 2022
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What makes Colleges and Universities marketable? Is it having newly renovated dormitories, a quality curriculum, or instantly recognizable prestige? The majority of leaders in Higher education are asking this question and are now worried about their institution’s marketability and bubbling competition between schools, according to a survey by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the…

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Zero Waste Is Possible

By The Team | July 15, 2022
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Your company can achieve zero waste with the right mindset, strategy and support. Reducing waste is good for the planet and your business. Defining Zero Waste Zero waste is a systematic approach to rethinking the ways in which waste is generated and works to reduce overall waste generation via individual behaviors as well as large-scale…

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Plastic Free July – Tips

By The Team | July 5, 2022
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Join the global mission to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics in celebration of Plastic Free July! What’s wrong with single-use plastics? Plastic is everywhere. It’s a convenient, cheap, easy, flexible substance, but it’s wreaking havoc on us and our environment. Here are a few unfortunate facts from Global Citizen: Only 9% of all plastic produced…

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Waste Audit – Getting Started

By The Team | June 8, 2022
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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, and reuse. There are different waste audit strategies that can be used depending on your goals, operations, and resources. WASTE AUDIT BENEFITS Understand what you throw away Identify…

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How to meet the MD Food Waste Law

By The Team | March 22, 2022
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What is a food waste ban? Several states have Food Waste Bans which restrict businesses from disposing organic/food waste into the landfill trash. Maryland has joined the list of State Food Waste Laws with the passing of MD House Bill 264 in May 2021. Why are food waste laws important? According to the Maryland Department…

Green Holiday Meal Tips

By The Team | December 17, 2021
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Two great tips for a green holiday meal: Take time to plan your holiday meals to minimize food waste Support local businesses Minimize Food Waste from Holiday Meals Did you know that the average household in US spends approximately $1,500 a year on food that will be wasted and often tossed in the trash? Just…

How to Recycle Better at Work on America Recycles Day

By The Team | November 5, 2021
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America Recycles Day started in 1997 and is celebrated every year on November 15 by Keep America Beautiful. Regardless of the complicated politics behind this holiday (spoiler it was created by the beverage and packaging industry – learn more here: The Litter Myth podcast via NRP’s Throughline), it’s important on this day to spread awareness…

Thoughts on Current Waste Disposal Services

By The Team | August 18, 2020
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Waste disposal is a major concern in every society – both developed and underdeveloped. Creating and running a sustainable waste elimination system with strong waste disposal services is central to the sanity and health of every nation. Hence, the focus on having a robust waste management system in place. In some cities, this is run…