• 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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  • Press Release: Study on Recovery of Flexible Packaging

    September 17, 2015

    RRS is proud to announce its role in designing a new research program – Materials Recovery for the Future – to understand and enhance recovery solutions for flexible packaging.  RRS will begin by testing the potential of currently available MRF sorting technologies to improve separation of flexibles. Data from this work will shed light on […]

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  • Henry Ford Hospital: Pharmaceutical Waste

    October 8, 2015

    THE CLIENT Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) in Detroit, Michigan, is the flagship hospital within the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). HFH is a tertiary care hospital and level 1 trama center with over 850 beds specializing in fields of cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, organ transplants, and cancer. THE CHALLENGE The protection of our environment ultimately impacts public health […]

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  • Beaumont Hospital: Food Waste Diversion

    October 8, 2015

    THE CLIENT Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, is part of the Beaumont Health system. Beaumont Hospital is a 1,070 bed academic and referral center with level 1 trauma status serving over 58,000 admissions, over 124,000 emergency room visits, and over 1.2 million outpatient visits per year (2014 statistics). Beaumont’s three locations in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse […]

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  • Henry Ford Hospital: Hazardous and Infectious Waste

    October 8, 2015

    THE CLIENT Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) in Detroit, Michigan, is the flagship hospital within the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). HFH is a tertiary care hospital and level 1 trauma center with over 850 beds specializing in fields of cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, organ transplants, and cancer. THE CHALLENGE Operating HFH generates a complex and sometimes dangerous range […]

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  • Responses to Tierney’s Opinion

    October 14, 2015

    Letter submitted to the New York Times The backlash against John Tierney’s misunderstanding of the economics of recycling has been swift. But his business case against using waste as a resource ignores why more and more businesses – from General Motors to Dow – are focused on sending zero waste to landfills. Are these companies […]

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  • After the Smoke Clears

    October 16, 2015

    Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling October 2015 edition. Click here for PDF of full article: After the Smoke Clears

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  • Ship Shape

    October 16, 2015

    Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling October 2015 edition. Michael Timpane is joined by Kerry Sandford in this third article in a series on the modern MRF. Click here for PDF of full article: Ship Shape First in Series: Negotiating the Single Stream Second in Series: Master and Commander

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  • Designing for Bale Value

    October 30, 2015

    As seen on El Empaque + Conversion Designing for Bale Value™ In the lexicon of Design for Environment terms, Design for Recyclability is one of the many terms used in industrial ecology referring to methods that encourage the recovery of materials with a specific aim to drive informed best practices back into the product design cycle. […]

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  • Does Recycling Make Sense?

    October 30, 2015

    Florida radio show Radioactivity on 88.5 WMNF recently focused on John Tierney’s opinion (from “To The Point” radio program) that recycling doesn’t make sense. Two local recycling advocates Kim Byer, Hillsborough Solid Waste Director, and Barbara Heineken, RRS Consultant, provided a different perspective on recycling. Listen to the full interview here: Does Recycling Make Sense?

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