• Press Release: RRS Supports Clients with Communications

    June 6, 2014

    RRS Supports Clients with Communication Outreach June 6, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, is utilizing in-house experts from its Communications Team to further the messaging of its client, Carton Council. Carton Council is a group of carton manufacturing companies, including Elopak, Evergreen, SIG Combibloc, and Tetra Pak, that produce most […]

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  • Press Release: Packaging Challenges Recycling System

    August 28, 2014

    Evolving Packaging Designs Challenge Current Recycling System August 28, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Directors of public works, CEOs/CFOs/COOs, environmental engineers, directors of solid waste, board members, and more gathered during SWANA WASTECON to listen to Anne Johnson, RRS Principal and Vice President Global Corporate Sustainability discuss The Changing Waste Stream and the Impact on […]

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  • Modern Marketing Methods

    November 11, 2014

    Modern Marketing Methods Traditional marketing still exists, but marketing is on the move. We carry it with us when we open our laptops, swipe our tablets, or tap our smartphones. Look around the next meeting you’re in and see how many of these devices are on the conference table or in the hands of those […]

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  • After the Smoke Clears

    October 16, 2015

    Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling October 2015 edition. Click here for PDF of full article: After the Smoke Clears

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  • Organics Collections – Keep on Truckin’

    January 14, 2016

    According to the EPA, we Americans generate approximately 4.4 pounds of individual waste per person, per day1. Of the 254 million tons of municipal solid waste generated in 2013, 14.6%, or over 37 million tons was food waste2. My stomach groans at the thought, but what causes even more indigestion is that approximately 96% of food […]

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  • Following the Food Waste Crumb Trail

    January 30, 2016

    It is no secret that we waste tons of food – literally tons. The EPA lists the US generating over 37 million tons in 2013 alone, and this number is very conservative1. Food waste occurs at various points in the value chain – production, manufacturing, retail/restaurants, and consumers. But this isn’t something new – unfortunately we’ve […]

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  • Corporate Readers

    February 10, 2016

    We hear a lot from the recycling, composting and sustainability world about why it is beneficial to be proactive and engaged in activities that will utilize our resources to their highest and best use. But what are main stream business leaders communicating in regards to sustainability? I decided to take a look at several influential […]

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  • Food Waste & Date Labels

    March 15, 2016

    Food Waste: What’s in a Date? Have you ever gone to pour yourself a tall, cold glass of milk, only to see the date stamped on the carton was two days ago? Has it gone bad? You do the sniff test – it smells okay. But are you going to get sick after you drink […]

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  • Food Waste – Ugly?

    March 16, 2016

    Who are You Calling Ugly? We’ve all seen the two-legged carrot, the bruised pear, the dimensionally-challenged potato. They’re the ones in the display bin that you reach past to pick up the ideal representation of produce perfection. The thing is, they taste the same, have the same nutrient content and deliver the same flavor punch […]

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  • Food Waste – Donate or Not?

    March 21, 2016

    To Donate or Not to Donate? You wouldn’t think the question would exist: should we donate the food or send it to the landfill? Sadly, it does and there are several reasons that keep this question in the conversation. According to the ReFED: A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste, liability concerns, fragmented regulation, handling/transportation/storage, and […]

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