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!

TV has Gotten Trashy!

By The Team | August 22, 2014
Posted in

Has everyone been watching Human Resources on Pivot TV? We have, and so far we’re loving it! The show is based on the inner workings of the innovative recycling company TerraCycle. Located in Trenton, New Jersey, TerraCycle’s lineup of spunky employees are led by their CEO Tom Szaky, who founded the company at 20 years…

Feeling the Pressure to ‘Go Green’?

By The Team | August 18, 2014
Posted in

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…

DC Looks to Improve their 16% Recycling Rate

By The Team | August 11, 2014
Posted in ,

On July 14th of 2014, DC passed two pieces of legislation, setting the stage for progression towards a more sustainable waste management system. The District currently only recycles 16%… that’s barely a third of MD’s recycling rate. Here are a few key accomplishments of the two Acts. Solid Waste Hierarchy Establishing a hierarchy will now…

The Pursuit of Zero Waste Maryland

By The Team | August 5, 2014
Posted in

The State of Maryland is serious about zero waste, evident by the release of the Zero Waste Maryland draft plan in April 2014. Zero Waste means “designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury…

Business Recycling is the Law in Montgomery County, MD

By The Team | July 30, 2014
Posted in

The Maryland Recycling Act of 1988 (MRA) requires all counties and Baltimore City to recycle 15% of their generated waste (20% for populations over 150,000). In less than 18-months, by December 31, 2015, those rates will increase to 20% and 35% respectively. The MRA led to the adoption of municipal recycling programs across the State,…

Q&A with our President Bill Griffith Part II

By The Team | July 25, 2014
Posted in ,

Is Reduction In Motion’s scope of work the same for every client? Not at all. Our clients’ goals and needs dictate our scopes of work. Our full-service program puts our facilitators on-site to implement a comprehensive waste segregation and sustainability program. However, we are willing to create a custom scope of work around any of…

Q&A with our President Bill Griffith

By The Team | July 23, 2014
Posted in ,

Who is Reduction In Motion? We are sustainability consultants with expertise in waste minimization and waste flow strategies for large organizations. Programs at our clients last because we’re there every step of the way from planning and training to monitoring and tracking. We act as an insurance policy, making sure our clients meet government regulations…

LEED Gold Certification for Maryland Stadium Authority

By The Team | March 13, 2014
Posted in

The Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority have been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.  In November, M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, became the first existing outdoor professional sports facility in the country, to receive U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold rating for an Existing Building – Operations and Maintenance project.  There…

Healthier Hospitals Initiative Supporting Business

By The Team | March 10, 2014
Posted in

We are proud to be a supporting business of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.  Through their sustainability objectives, we look to help our clients grow their sustainability programs. Are you interested in finding out what Reduction In Motion can do for you? Contact us today at (410) 877-1593.  For the past 12 years, we’ve helped organizations…

Massachusetts Food Waste Ban won’t go into effect until October 1st

By The Team | February 7, 2014
Posted in

It’s not too late! Great news if you’re one of the commercial businesses in the State of Massachusetts that will be affected by the upcoming food waste disposal ban; you now have until October 1st to get an action plan together.  Give us a call today and we will help get you going.  At no…