• Press Release: RRS Supports Clients with Communications

    June 6, 2014

    RRS Supports Clients with Communication Outreach June 6, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, is utilizing in-house experts from its Communications Team to further the messaging of its client, Carton Council. Carton Council is a group of carton manufacturing companies, including Elopak, Evergreen, SIG Combibloc, and Tetra Pak, that produce most […]

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  • Sustainable Brands ’14 from Two Perspectives

    June 20, 2014

    SB’14 from Two Perspectives   Anne Johnson is a Principal and co-lead of the RRS Global Corporate Sustainability service sector. Anne brings over 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience in management consulting, environmental engineering, hydrology, and applied life cycle thinking. Hunt Briggs is a Consultant with RRS. Hunt brings a rich and diverse background working with […]

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  • Tweet to Risk in 60 Seconds

    August 20, 2014

          Tweet to Risk in 60 Seconds According to Internet Live Stats, 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter each second – that equates to approximately 500 million tweets per day. That simple statistic shows the power and speed of social media. Its viral nature spreads messages that can uplift, influence, annoy or destroy […]

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  • Food Waste in the Supply Chain

    August 26, 2014

          Food Waste in the Supply Chain Recently, I attended the Global Sustainability Summit hosted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute in Boston. Food waste was a major topic at the three-day event. It’s a compelling topic for many reasons – the sheer magnitude of the problem, for starters. […]

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  • Evolving Packaging Designs Challenge Current Recycling System

    August 28, 2014

    While communities drive diversion and brands desire recycling for everything, we are clearly challenging our recycling systems. Lack of knowledge about designing for commodity value and inattention to fundamental best practices is leaving recycling systems vulnerable to expensive alternatives. On August 27th, Anne Johnson, RRS Principal and Vice President Global Corporate Sustainability, spoke to a […]

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  • Press Release: Packaging Challenges Recycling System

    August 28, 2014

    Evolving Packaging Designs Challenge Current Recycling System August 28, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Directors of public works, CEOs/CFOs/COOs, environmental engineers, directors of solid waste, board members, and more gathered during SWANA WASTECON to listen to Anne Johnson, RRS Principal and Vice President Global Corporate Sustainability discuss The Changing Waste Stream and the Impact on […]

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  • Happiness is a Strong CSR Program

    September 12, 2014

            Happiness is a Strong CSR Program Companies may have a number of reasons for taking on a Corporate Social Responsibility program – wanting to help the environment and the community, aligning corporate values with actions, or creating a competitive advantage over companies that don’t participate in CSR. But one benefit that […]

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  • The Best of Diverted Intentions

    September 22, 2014

              The Best of Diverted Intentions In the policy realm disposal bans are used as a mechanism to divert material from disposal facilities and to drive reuse, recycling, composting or alternative types of recovery. The zero waste movement has picked up this idea and run with it. No one disputes that […]

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  • Engaging Management

    October 2, 2014

                Engaging Management How do you get people at the top of your organization to engage on sustainability? Ask them what your customers expect today. Sustainability is a marketplace driven imperative; it is not about compliance. A big myth is that corporate sustainability is another cost center, like EHS compliance […]

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  • Check Up for Food Waste

    October 7, 2014

    Check Up for Food Waste When a known and respected institution, such as a hospital, leads the way in environmental health and sustainability, it takes the motto of “do no harm” to a whole new level that reaches beyond patients, employees, and visitors, and into the community at large. Hospitals can have a huge influence […]

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