• Corporate Sustainability: The Value of Collaboration

    December 15, 2014

    Corporate Sustainability: The Value of Collaboration A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward Where did the leaders in corporate sustainability invest their time and resources in 2014 to create value? Outside their property boundaries: leveraging social capital to address shared sustainability risks, improving resource efficiencies, and creating market pull for new products. Greening the Supply […]

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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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  • Cool Thing by RRS: Mobile App for Set-Out Rate Study

    March 17, 2015

    Cool thing by RRS:  Mobile App for Set-Out Rate Study In-person data gathering.  This doesn’t stir up images of “cool”.  It more likely stirs up images of clipboards, pencils and transcribing data into a spreadsheet. Heading into a recent project with Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, our project team was thinking about various ways to gather […]

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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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  • 2015 Data Corner Collection

    December 11, 2015

    2015 Data Corner Collection This year, from March through December,  RRS supplied Resource Recycling magazine with data and analysis in the form of the Data Corner. It was tucked in the front part of each month’s magazine, hoping to get people thinking and the industry talking. We’ve compiled the ten Data Corners from 2015 and want […]

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  • Standardizing a Fractured Industry

    February 15, 2016

    Medical device standards, machine tool specifications, automotive emissions standards, ball bearing tolerances – there are process and production specifications that are standardized across most industries. They help to set consistent expectations for quality and performance in business-to-business commerce. The recycling supply chain here in the US could benefit from this common practice of mature industries […]

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  • Slide Deck: MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery

    March 16, 2016

    MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery Research Download Material Recovery for the Future (MRFF) slide deck that outlines the flexible packaging research being conducted by RRS for a collaboration of leading brands, packaging manufacturers and trade associations. Slide Deck PDF: RRS MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery Research  

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  • Press Release: RRS Celebrates 30 Years

    July 11, 2016

    RRS Celebrates 30 year Milestone July 12, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich.  – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), is proud to celebrate 30 years of providing environmental solutions based on science and real-world application. Even before RRS’ incorporation, the founding members were making strides in the recycling world by launching the first curbside […]

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  • Looking Through Circularity Binoculars

    November 4, 2016

    Looking Through Circularity Binoculars The circular economy offers a multitude of benefits for companies including resource efficiency, reduced supply chain risk, reliable feedstocks, improved corporate reputation, cost savings, product innovation, and more. But starting off can be tricky and confusing. Where do you begin? How do you shift your company to circularity? One of the […]

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  • Product Stewardship as a Competitive Edge

    November 4, 2016

    Product Stewardship as a Competitive Edge Product stewardship, or the idea that companies foster responsibility of their products cradle to cradle, can help create the internal feedback loops needed to make a product, and company, truly more sustainable. Internalizing each stage of a product’s lifecycle allows companies the ultimate power to influence how that product […]

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