• Food Waste – Donate or Not?

    March 21, 2016

    To Donate or Not to Donate? You wouldn’t think the question would exist: should we donate the food or send it to the landfill? Sadly, it does and there are several reasons that keep this question in the conversation. According to the ReFED: A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste, liability concerns, fragmented regulation, handling/transportation/storage, and […]

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  • 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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  • ReFED: Impact Investing in Food Waste Reduction

    May 26, 2016

    ReFED: Food Waste Reduction Report Featured in Investment Journal Reprinted with permission from the Cornerstone Capital Group: The Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking, May 2016 issue. RRS President, JD Lindeberg, highlighted several solutions and investments from the recently published Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste report in regards to food waste reduction and the […]

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  • Polystyrene Foam Recycling

    June 2, 2016

    Polystyrene Foam Recycling Reprinted with permission from Plastic Recycling Update (May 2016) and Resource Recycling magazine (June 2016). Senior Consultant Catherine Goodall and Communications Consultant Marissa Segundo co-authored an article that focuses on real-world success of polystyrene foam recovery. Foam polystyrene is arguably one of the most commonly used consumer packaging materials that is not commonly recycled. […]

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  • Press Release: RRS Celebrates 30 Years

    July 11, 2016

    RRS Celebrates 30 year Milestone July 12, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich.  – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), is proud to celebrate 30 years of providing environmental solutions based on science and real-world application. Even before RRS’ incorporation, the founding members were making strides in the recycling world by launching the first curbside […]

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  • Press Release: Recycling Access Study

    July 26, 2016

    Study Finds 73% of U.S. Consumers Have Access to Curbside Recycling Programs July 26, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced the release of results from an industry collaborative study on the national availability of recycling programs. The study, organized and commissioned by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), […]

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  • 5 Ways Government Drives Circular Economy

    August 2, 2016

    Five Ways Government Drives the Circular Economy: A NYC Case Study Alongside firms, product designers, and manufacturers, government plays an important role in advancing the circular economy.  By setting legislative agendas, developing strategic programs and public services, and making smart decisions regarding internal agency operations, government can drive the demand for circular products and influence […]

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  • SPC: Recycling Availability Study

    September 16, 2016

    THE CLIENT The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is an industry working group located in Charlottesville, VA, that strives to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials. Membership includes businesses, educational institutions, government agencies and recovery/recycling entities. The SPC is a project of GreenBlue, a nonprofit whose mission is to […]

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  • Press Release: Flexible Packaging Report Findings

    September 22, 2016

    Findings Announced for Flexible Packaging Recycling Study September 22, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced the release of results from an industry collaborative study on the ability to recover flexible plastic packaging using existing sortation technology. The study was commissioned by Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF), […]

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