• 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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  • Healthcare Sustainability Part 1 of 4: Assessment

    April 17, 2018

    Healthcare Sustainability Blog Series Part 1 of 4: Assessment Today we introduce the idea of an initial wellness check-up of your sustainability program. Whether you are new to sustainability or you’ve had a program in place for several years, it is a good idea to do a routine check-up to review your program’s goals and […]

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  • Healthcare Sustainability Part 3 of 4: Implementation

    April 24, 2018

    Healthcare Sustainability Blog Series Part 3 of 4: Implementation The third step to strengthening your healthcare sustainability program after assessment and planning is implementation.  You’ve done your routine program check-up to identify accomplishments, opportunities, and gaps. You have set new goals and priorities, and ran the business case to understand the resources needed and potential benefits.  Now, […]

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  • Healthcare Sustainability Part 4 of 4: Reporting

    April 24, 2018

    Healthcare Sustainability Blog Series Part 4 of 4: Reporting Congratulations!  You have completed your program assessment, planned short- and long-term priority implementation, and you have implemented a project or two. Now it’s time to report and communicate your successes. Based on the key metric you set in the planning phase, once you implement and operate your […]

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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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