• Packaging: Wrapped in Recovery

    December 15, 2014

    Packaging: Wrapped in Recovery A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward Design and Development One need look no further than the grocery store aisles to see one of the major trends in packaging –stand up pouches with all variety of closures and innovative forms. Tuna in pouches, rice in pouches, cleaning products in pouches, we […]

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  • Organics: Saving the Planet’s Bacon

    December 17, 2014

    Organics: Saving the Planet’s Bacon A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward More than a year ago a geeky and decidedly academic paper shed light on an important thought. “A Lifecycle Model to Evaluate Carbon Sequestration Potential and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics of Managed Grasslands” published by UC Berkeley (Delonge, Ryals, Silver, 2013) concluded that simply […]

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  • Waste Recovery: Aligning Around Best Practices

    December 17, 2014

    Waste Recovery: Aligning Around Best Practices A Look Back and A Glimpse Forward Anyone who has looked at the national recycling rate for the United States in recent years is bound to use words like “stagnant” or “flat.” Lots of discussion has taken place at national, state and local levels on how to break out […]

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  • Strength in Numbers

    January 2, 2015

    Article reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling magazine December 2014 issue. Click here for PDF: Strength in Numbers – RR – Burman – Dec 2014

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  • Press Release: RRS Appoints Timpane Affiliate Vice President

    January 27, 2015

    RRS Appoints New Affiliate Vice President January 27, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, announced today that Michael Timpane has joined the firm as Affiliate Vice President, effectively immediately. Mr. Timpane comes to RRS from Waste Management, Inc. where he served as Director of Municipal Recycling and Diversion, providing technical recycling […]

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  • 4 Tips for Creating a Better Waste Management Plan

    March 11, 2015

    4 Tips for Creating a Better Waste Management Plan Recycling and waste management should be implemented as a resource management system, not a waste management system. As recycling programs began to be implemented in the 1970s and 1980s they were thought of as part of the solid waste collection system. Recycling programs were expected to […]

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  • Cool Thing by RRS: Mobile App for Set-Out Rate Study

    March 17, 2015

    Cool thing by RRS:  Mobile App for Set-Out Rate Study In-person data gathering.  This doesn’t stir up images of “cool”.  It more likely stirs up images of clipboards, pencils and transcribing data into a spreadsheet. Heading into a recent project with Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, our project team was thinking about various ways to gather […]

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  • Slide Decks: Conference Board Sustainability Summit 2015

    May 1, 2015

    RRS and Dow Discuss the New American Frontier of Material Recovery The U.S. is behind the world when it comes to reuse and recycling – that is no secret. Corporate sustainability officers have shied away from focusing on recycling targets because they appear complicated, metrics can have regional variation, or they score low on materiality […]

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  • Master and Commander

    May 6, 2015

    Master and Commander of the MRF Part 2 in a series, reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling magazine, May 2015 issue. Download full article here: Master and Commander of the MRF Reread part 1 in the series: Negotiating the Single Stream

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