• Reduction of Food Waste – Packaging Goals for the Industry

    December 16, 2013

    This article appeared in the October 2012 issue of El Empaque magazine.   A year ago, the FAO released a report Global Food Losses and Food Waste. Their key finding was that “roughly one-third of food produced in the world for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes – gets lost or wasted.”  […]

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  • Innovation and Sustainability – A Combination to Unlock Value

    December 16, 2013

    This article appeared in the December 2012 issue of El Empaque magazine.   I recently attended the PDMA’S Product Innovation Management Conference and found the language of product innovation similar to what you hear at many sustainability conferences. The design processes that underlie much of product development and innovation are likewise similar to those that […]

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  • Foodservice Packaging Institute

    February 10, 2014

    Foodservice Packaging Institute’s Paper Recovery Alliance and Plastic Recovery Group: Working with MRFS, composters and end markets to reduce existing barriers to the successful recovery of paper and plastic foodservice packaging.

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  • Refreshed Look, Strengthened Commitment

    February 11, 2014

    Greetings from RRS! We’ve shortened our Resource Recycling Systems name to reflect our expanded outlook, which now goes well beyond our proud roots in recycling. For years we have been known for our recycling, waste reduction and recovery work. Heck, recycling has been part of our name! We have success stories from various municipalities, associations, […]

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  • Press Release: RRS Showing Strong Presence at PRC

    March 6, 2014

    March 6, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consulting firm, RRS, announces JD Lindeberg, Principal and President, will participate in a panel discussion on China’s Green Fence at the Plastics Recycling Conference (PRC) March 11-12, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. In addition, SERDC 120, a project powered by RRS, will be featured during the […]

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  • Affecting the Tide: Building Cross-Sector Solutions

    March 7, 2014

    I have a secret.  When I attend meetings, I listen for buzz phrases and then I count how many times I hear that phrase during the meeting.  For a while, “Move the needle” was the winner.  Before that, “At the end of the day.”  But if I think back over the past eight years or […]

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  • 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 Launches TruCycle℠

    April 15, 2014

    RRS Launches TruCycle℠ Recyclability Assessment Service April 15, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consulting firm, RRS, launched a new service, TruCycle℠, that allows brands, packaging converters, retailers and others to understand the true recyclability of a specific product package. TruCycle℠ provides a detailed recyclability analysis of packaging by evaluating three key areas: […]

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