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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!

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…

Reduction In Motion awarded Sustainability Partnership Game Changer Award at this year’s Waste Expo

By The Team | September 26, 2016
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On September 20, 2016, Reduction In Motion received the Sustainability Partnership Game Changer Award from the National Waste360 Recycling Association, through our collaboration with John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine and ASI Waste. We are proud to have achieved this honor for ourselves and our clients and would like to thank everyone who made this…

Do you have a trashy co-worker? We can help!

By The Team | July 29, 2015
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Montgomery County has been a nationally recognized leader in waste diversion and recycling for decades. The county leaders have set a goal to have at least 70% of all waste generated in the county recycled and/or diverted from the landfill by 2020.  According to their press release this new goal “puts Montgomery County in an…

Merging Wasteflow with Workflow

By The Team | October 17, 2014
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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

By The Team | October 1, 2014
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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

By The Team | September 23, 2014
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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…

Establishing a Reliable Baseline

By The Team | September 17, 2014
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Data:  we all want it; we all need it. It is no secret that data drives us. From return on investment to calorie counting, data sets are helping us make better decisions at work and home. As we become more reliant on data, the question remains, “what do you do with data you can’t trust,…

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

By The Team | September 12, 2014
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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…