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!

Waste Management Planning, A Fact of Business Life

By The Team | March 10, 2018
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You Manage the Inflow and Outflow of Financial Assets; This Isn’t That Different Every facility is going to produce trash. Whether it’s a small business, a large facility (like a hospital or campus), or a huge sports stadium, managing a facility’s waste stream is just a fact of life. Basically, a proportion of what comes…

What We Do at Reduction in Motion

By The Team | February 28, 2018
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The Role of a Sustainability Consultant Sustainability is one of the primary issues — perhaps the most crucial one — of our times. At Reduction In Motion, we specialize in one aspect of sustainability: strategically developing the most efficient and effective programs for dealing with the disposal of that ever-present fact of modern life, trash.…

Sustainability Consulting in the Healthcare Sector (Medical Waste Plan)

By The Team | January 5, 2018
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Medical waste is one of the most expensive types of trash. Those red biohazard garbage bags? Budget busters. They cost up to 17 times more to dispose of than regular garbage or recycling. Let us help you navigate the right medical waste plan.

5 Easy America Recycles Day Events

By The Team | November 6, 2017
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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?

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…