• Corporate Sustainability: The Value of Collaboration

    December 15, 2014

    Corporate Sustainability: The Value of Collaboration A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward Where did the leaders in corporate sustainability invest their time and resources in 2014 to create value? Outside their property boundaries: leveraging social capital to address shared sustainability risks, improving resource efficiencies, and creating market pull for new products. Greening the Supply […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Value of Recycling

    July 21, 2015

    The Value of Recycling Is recycling in America working? The mix of global market dynamics, domestic public policy and societal values that comprise the answer to that question is as complex as the stream of waste our highly local recycling systems are attempting to manage. The rate of consumer participation in recycling continues to grow. […]

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  • 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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