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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!

Are You Throwing Money Away?

By The Team | August 1, 2017
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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 – keep…

Compost Program 101 (Part 3): Decision Time on How You’ll Compost

By The Team | July 25, 2017
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Welcome back to our series of blogs on compost! In case you missed it, the first two laid out the basics of compost and shared how to get started with compost by doing an assessment. Click here: Got Food Scraps? (Part I) to see the first blog in this series (just in case you missed…

Top 5 things we’ve heard….

By The Team | July 14, 2017
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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…

Compost Program 101 (Part 2): Assessment

By The Team | June 28, 2017
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Now that we’ve got the basics of compost under our belt (click here to see the first blog in this series post in case you missed the intro to compost!), let’s move on to the first step of implementing a compost program: conducting an assessment. First, we’ll start with a waste audit, which is exactly…

Does Your Pharmacy Recycle?

By The Team | June 22, 2017
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Whether you’re a stand-alone pharmacy or a hospital with multiple internal pharmacies – you’ve got A LOT of boxes and plastic containers. Boxes are perfect to divert as single-stream recycling! We recently rolled out a customized program throughout a large hospital’s pharmacy. Of the 18 workstations that we assessed in the pharmacy, we were able…

Got Food Scraps? (Part I)

By The Team | June 15, 2017
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Whether we like it or not, we create compostable waste every day.  The luckiest among us have established composting infrastructure to divert that waste from landfills and incinerators.  The rest of us are left to try and figure out how to best to dispose of our company’s food waste, yard waste, and other organic material…

Are Food Waste Bans Giving You a Headache?

By The Team | June 8, 2017
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We all agree that recycling is important, right? But have you considered recycling food waste? When food is placed in a landfill, it slowly breaks down and releases methane, a greenhouse gas linked to climate change. No one likes that. Check out the newest list below of states and cities focused on diverting food waste…

5 Steps to a Green Office

By The Team | May 23, 2017
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Hire a Sustainability Team that Cares

By The Team | May 12, 2017
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Have your employees become disengaged when it comes to sustainability? Are you tired of asking questions and not getting any answers? If you’ve signed up for an all-inclusive waste program, chances are, you feel like all the life has been drained out of your sustainability program.  We can reinvigorate it for you. Now, we won’t…

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Do You Want to Save $35,000?

By The Team | May 4, 2017
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Saving $35,000 sounds impossible, right? Wrong. Inside the operating room there’s a HUGE opportunity.  According to Practice Greenhealth, the operating room can account for 30% of all waste generated facility-wide and up to 60% of all regulated medical waste (RMW).  And, did you know that the average cost of RMW is 11 times more expensive…