• Organics Collections – Keep on Truckin’

    January 14, 2016

    According to the EPA, we Americans generate approximately 4.4 pounds of individual waste per person, per day1. Of the 254 million tons of municipal solid waste generated in 2013, 14.6%, or over 37 million tons was food waste2. My stomach groans at the thought, but what causes even more indigestion is that approximately 96% of food […]

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  • Following the Food Waste Crumb Trail

    January 30, 2016

    It is no secret that we waste tons of food – literally tons. The EPA lists the US generating over 37 million tons in 2013 alone, and this number is very conservative1. Food waste occurs at various points in the value chain – production, manufacturing, retail/restaurants, and consumers. But this isn’t something new – unfortunately we’ve […]

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  • Press Release: ReFED Food Waste Report Launch

    March 9, 2016

    RRS Joins ReFED to Launch Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste Report March 9, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), joins Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED) in announcing the launch of the Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste report outlining a path to cut U.S. […]

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  • Food Waste & Date Labels

    March 15, 2016

    Food Waste: What’s in a Date? Have you ever gone to pour yourself a tall, cold glass of milk, only to see the date stamped on the carton was two days ago? Has it gone bad? You do the sniff test – it smells okay. But are you going to get sick after you drink […]

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  • Food Waste – Ugly?

    March 16, 2016

    Who are You Calling Ugly? We’ve all seen the two-legged carrot, the bruised pear, the dimensionally-challenged potato. They’re the ones in the display bin that you reach past to pick up the ideal representation of produce perfection. The thing is, they taste the same, have the same nutrient content and deliver the same flavor punch […]

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  • University of Michigan: Composting Program

    March 18, 2016

    THE CLIENT The University of Michigan (UM) is a public research university with over 43,000 students located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The University was founded in 1817 with a campus covering more than 780 acres with 580 buildings. UM offers 250 degree programs, including undergraduate degrees; doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences; and professional degrees in medicine, […]

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  • Food Waste – Donate or Not?

    March 21, 2016

    To Donate or Not to Donate? You wouldn’t think the question would exist: should we donate the food or send it to the landfill? Sadly, it does and there are several reasons that keep this question in the conversation. According to the ReFED: A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste, liability concerns, fragmented regulation, handling/transportation/storage, and […]

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  • Food Waste, Composting, AD

    March 22, 2016

    Have We Reached the End? Even after prevention measures, donations for human consumption and recycling to animal feed, there will be food scraps. So why not simply ship the scraps to the landfill? “Food scraps that are buried in a landfill undergo anaerobic decomposition – as it decomposes it doesn’t receive oxygen and produces methane, […]

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  • Earth Day – Great Time to Review Communications

    April 22, 2016

    I’ve seen and heard of some pretty spectacular events hosted by communities, corporations and organizations all in the name of Earth Day (April 22). Why, there is even rumor of an RRS alumni that wore a soda can costume to promote recycling during a previous life in a community position. I believe there was also […]

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  • ReFED: Impact Investing in Food Waste Reduction

    May 26, 2016

    ReFED: Food Waste Reduction Report Featured in Investment Journal Reprinted with permission from the Cornerstone Capital Group: The Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking, May 2016 issue. RRS President, JD Lindeberg, highlighted several solutions and investments from the recently published Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste report in regards to food waste reduction and the […]

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