• Building the Circular Economy

    April 2, 2014

    Last night my 8 year old son got to talking about climate change as he was getting ready to fall asleep. He was asking where everything came from, and we talked about how paper comes from trees, plastics from oil, leather from cows and many others. He made the observation that everything comes from natural […]

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  • Press Release: RRS Speaking at WasteExpo 2014

    April 22, 2014

    RRS Discusses Organics Recovery and Commercial Recycling at WasteExpo 2014  April 22, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consulting firm, RRS, proudly announces two of its experts will present at the 2014 Waste Expo annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, April 29-May 1. JD Lindeberg, RRS Principal and President, will present the effects of […]

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  • Press Release: RRS Discusses Recovery Initiatives at MRC

    April 29, 2014

    RRS Discusses Recovery Initiatives at MRC April 29, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consulting firm, RRS, proudly announces two of its experts will present at the 2014 Michigan Recycling Coalition annual conference in Ypsilanti, Michigan, April 29-May 1. Marty Seaman, RRS Principal and Executive Vice President, will provide industry examples of recovery […]

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  • Press Release: Food Waste – Increasing Diversion

    April 29, 2014

    RRS Discusses Compostable Foodservice Packaging as Option for Positive Impact on Food Waste Recovery April 29, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consulting firm, RRS, proudly announces Jennifer Lao will present at the Washington State Recycling Association’s 34th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, Washington, May 4-7. Food waste is the largest […]

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  • Press Release: Culmination of Collaborative Efforts

    May 2, 2014

    Culmination of Collaborative Efforts at Walmart Sustainable Products Expo May 2, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, today announced its support of the Recycling Partnership launched by Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) at the Walmart Sustainable Products Expo in Bentonville, AR. The Recycling Partnership is the culmination of work that began in […]

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  • Press Release: Industry Initiatives and Collaborative Stewardship

    May 7, 2014

    Industry Initiatives and Collaborative Stewardship RRS Experts Featured at Sustainability Summit May 7, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, proudly announces two of its experts will present at The Conference Board’s 2014 Summit on Sustainability in New York City, New York, May 13-14. Susan Graff, RRS Principal and Vice President, will provide […]

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  • Food Waste, Management, and Worms

    June 13, 2014

        Food Waste, Management, and Worms Last week’s College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) Workshop at Michigan State University provided great discussion on organics waste diversion. I must say, there was quite the buzz about vermicomposting – using worms to create a nutrient-rich soil amendment and keeping it on campus to minimize costs and […]

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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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  • 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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