• Food Waste, Composting, AD

    March 22, 2016

    Have We Reached the End? Even after prevention measures, donations for human consumption and recycling to animal feed, there will be food scraps. So why not simply ship the scraps to the landfill? “Food scraps that are buried in a landfill undergo anaerobic decomposition – as it decomposes it doesn’t receive oxygen and produces methane, […]

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  • Earth Day – Great Time to Review Communications

    April 22, 2016

    I’ve seen and heard of some pretty spectacular events hosted by communities, corporations and organizations all in the name of Earth Day (April 22). Why, there is even rumor of an RRS alumni that wore a soda can costume to promote recycling during a previous life in a community position. I believe there was also […]

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  • Press Release: Recovered Paper from Mixed Waste Processing Facilities

    June 10, 2016

    Recovered Paper Poor Quality from Mixed Waste Processing Facilities June 10, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) joined the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) in announcing the release of a new study, Mixed Waste Processing & Desirability of Recovered Paper Market Survey. The study is in response […]

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  • Organics: Compost vs. Landfill

    January 20, 2017

    Organics: Compost vs. Landfill January 2017   It is a question that comes up time and again – why is composting better than landfilling organics? I went to RRS President and organics team member JD Lindeberg to find out the answer. M: If we landfill food/yard waste, it decomposes and generates greenhouse gases – that’s […]

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  • Act Local to Close the Loop

    February 8, 2017

    Act Local to Close the Loop According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), $80 billion – $120 billion of plastic packaging material value is lost annually. And if business continues as usual, WEF estimates by 2050 oceans could contain more plastics than fish (by weight). Got your attention, right? There are several angles to look […]

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  • Foam is Not a Four-Letter Word

    March 17, 2017

    Foam is Not a Four-Letter Word In the 1830s, German pharmacist Eduard Simon discovered polystyrene. Today, we see foam polystyrene everywhere – cups to hold hot coffee, to-go containers to take home leftovers from the restaurant, and plates for summertime picnic outings. Foam polystyrene has great insulating and cushioning properties due to the fact it […]

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