• 5 Ways to Reduce Large-Scale Food Waste

    August 5, 2015

    5 Ways to Reduce Large-Scale Food Waste Monica Walker In the past several years, food waste reduction strategies have become more innovative, both with residential food waste and larger amounts of food waste from commercial establishments. To date, composting and feeding the hungry have been popular strategies to reduce food waste. The EPA hierarchy provides […]

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  • Innovative Food Waste Reduction Strategies

    August 5, 2015

    Innovative Food Waste Reduction Strategies Monica Walker We’ve heard the typical suggested methods for reducing food waste including feeding hungry people, feeding animals, composting, and others. We even covered the topic in a recent blog 5 Ways to Reduce Large-Scale Food Waste. Most of those examples are on a large-scale, a more commercial or municipal […]

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  • Winning Practices for Athletics Program

    September 14, 2015

    Winning Practices for Integrating Sustainability into Your Athletics Program There’s a growing movement toward zero waste in college athletics. And like a strong athletics program, meaningful recovery takes smart scouting, hard work, and a firm grasp of the fundamentals. Move your program to the top bracket by rolling out some of these best practices: Start […]

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  • Top Practices for Engaging Students and Staff

    September 14, 2015

    Top Best Practices for Engaging Your Students and Facilities Staff The success of any program is directly related to how you communicate your message. The following are some best practices to consider to help engage not only students but your facilities staff to help increase the success of your program. Consistent Core: Create a consistent […]

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  • 6 Tips for a Successful Campus Waste Characterization

    September 14, 2015

    6 Tips for a Successful Campus Waste Characterization These days most universities have a clear roadmap for moving towards a zero waste or carbon neutral campus. But before hitting the highway, it’s critical to have a firm grasp on where you’re starting. A waste characterization allows you to evaluate your waste stream and build a […]

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  • Responses to Tierney’s Opinion

    October 14, 2015

    Letter submitted to the New York Times The backlash against John Tierney’s misunderstanding of the economics of recycling has been swift. But his business case against using waste as a resource ignores why more and more businesses – from General Motors to Dow – are focused on sending zero waste to landfills. Are these companies […]

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  • Press Release: New Communications Consultant

    December 2, 2015

    Media Contact Melissa Radiwon, Marketing Manager, RRS 248-444-3456  mradiwon@recycle.com   RRS Adds New Communications Consultant December 3, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced that Marissa Segundo has joined the firm as Communications Consultant. In her role at RRS, Segundo will apply her public sector recycling, media relations, […]

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  • 2015 Data Corner Collection

    December 11, 2015

    2015 Data Corner Collection This year, from March through December,  RRS supplied Resource Recycling magazine with data and analysis in the form of the Data Corner. It was tucked in the front part of each month’s magazine, hoping to get people thinking and the industry talking. We’ve compiled the ten Data Corners from 2015 and want […]

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  • St. Louis Composting: Equipment Grant Application

    January 12, 2016

    THE CLIENT St. Louis Composting (SLC) is the largest compost producer in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri metro area. SLC’s mission is to make the world a littler greener and reduce landfill waste by producing and selling high quality compost. SLC’s six composting facilities process roughly 600,000 cubic yards of green material each year – more than a […]

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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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