• 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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  • 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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  • Slide Deck: University Food Recovery Program Design

    September 12, 2014

    Slide Deck: A Deep Dive into Food Recovery Program Design RRS’ organics expert Nicole Chardoul gave a presentation during the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) webinar. Nicole provided a comprehensive discussion of the decision points involved in designing a food recovery and composting program. View the full slide deck here: RRS Nicole Chardoul – A Deep […]

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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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  • Slide Deck: Organics Expert Talks Organics and Healthcare

    October 13, 2014

    Organics Expert, Nicole Chardoul, Talks Organic Waste and Healthcare October 10, 2014, Ann Arbor, MI – Sustainability and recycling consulting firm Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) congratulates Nicole Chardoul, Principal and Vice President, on a successful presentation during the Michigan Green Health Conference at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Oct 9th. Chardoul […]

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  • The University of Food Waste

    October 13, 2014

    The University of Food Waste I have to say that I was incredibly excited when I read the recent news that California has passed a statewide ban on organic waste going to the landfill and requiring businesses and multi-family households to contract for collection of it. They have joined a growing movement spearheaded by Vermont, […]

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  • Modern Marketing Methods

    November 11, 2014

    Modern Marketing Methods Traditional marketing still exists, but marketing is on the move. We carry it with us when we open our laptops, swipe our tablets, or tap our smartphones. Look around the next meeting you’re in and see how many of these devices are on the conference table or in the hands of those […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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