• Study Up: Universities as Proving Grounds

    December 19, 2016

    Study Up Kelly Domino, RRS consultant, shared her experience and observations on material diversion at universities and how they can be recycling proving grounds for municipalities in the December 2016 edition of Resource Recycling magazine. Much like municipalities, universities consist of systems and structures, offering eateries, bookstores, workspaces and housing, not to mention new infrastructure being […]

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  • 2016 Data Corner Collection

    December 28, 2016

    2016 Data Corner Collection 2016 was the second year for RRS and Resource Recycling Inc. to partner on the Data Corner – a monthly visual presentation of industry information designed to spark conversation around sustainability, recycling and composting. Download the full year here: RRS 2016 Data Corner Collection   Be sure to look for the Data […]

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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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  • Demystifying the Recycling Process

    January 30, 2017

    Demystifying the Recycling Process The advent of curbside collection makes it easier than ever to participate in the effort to direct unwanted or unneeded product containers and materials away from landfills, but procedures and regulations are often confusing and can create frustration and skepticism about the entire system. A little education can go a long way to raise our spirits and keep us involved. Download full […]

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  • Beyond 34: Orlando Pilot

    October 26, 2017

    RRS, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, City of Orlando, and Orlando Chamber of Commerce Partnership Oct 26, 2017, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy Resource Recycling Systems, Inc. (RRS) announced its participation in the Beyond 34 public-private partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the city of Orlando, Fla., and the Orlando […]

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  • History of America Recycles Day

    November 18, 2017

    The History of America Recycles Day Did you realize that America Recycles Day occurred last week? With news cycles on overload covering other topics, America Recycles Day (ARD) was noticeably missing from mainstream media. Even more startling was this year was ARD’s 20th anniversary! We thought it would be interesting to look back at the […]

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  • Intelligent Additions

    December 15, 2017

    Reprinted/shared with permission from Resource Recycling Inc. magazine December 2017 issue. Intelligent Additions Several communities have recently expanded acceptance of foodservice packaging in curbside recycling. In each case, the move came after significant engagement with end markets and local MRFs to ensure downstream viability. RRS’ Marissa Segundo and Catherine Goodall walk you through the efforts […]

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  • Recycling Paper Cups

    March 21, 2018

    Recycling Paper Cups RRS consultants Marissa Segundo and Catherine Goodall write about recycling paper cups in their latest article Promising Pathways as seen in the March edition of Resource Recycling magazine. Here’s a snippet: Paper cups symbolize a number of elements of modern culture – our on-the-go mentality, our need for convenience, our love of caffeine – but […]

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  • VIDEO TOOL: Recycle Foodservice Packaging

    May 31, 2018

    Recycle Takeout Containers and Foodservice Packaging RRS worked with the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) on a video tool to communicate how to recycle takeout containers. This one-minute video was utilized by Washington DC as part of their residential outreach and education campaign. The video can be customized for other communities as part of FPI’s Community […]

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  • MRF Partner Announced for Flexible Packaging Recycling Pilot

    June 21, 2018

    MRF Partner Announced for FPP Curbside Recycling Pilot The Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) research program, conducted by RRS and an initiative of the Foundation for Chemistry Research and Initiatives, is partnering with J.P. Mascaro & Sons Inc. to pilot single-stream curbside recycling of flexible plastic packaging (FPP) at their MRF in Berks County, PA. […]

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