• Thoughts on Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging

    January 31, 2014

    This article appeared in the February/March 2013 issue of El Empaque magazine.   Recovery of packaging materials after they have fulfilled their purpose is one area that industry and consumers universally agree needs improvement. It could lead to improved economic outcomes through jobs, new business opportunities, reduced waste, remanufactured materials, enhanced environmental outcomes and improvements […]

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  • Sustainable Materials Management from a State Point of View

    February 6, 2014

    Sustainable materials management is a term used to describe a solid waste planning approach that looks beyond simply ensuring sufficient trash disposal operations, to include the management of waste as a RESOURCE. State governments are in a unique position to offer leadership to their municipalities, counties, planning districts and other units of government to develop […]

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  • Busting Plastic Recycling Myths

    February 7, 2014

    What we all knew about plastic recycling just a few years ago may be very different today. The changes that come as the plastic recycling industry matures, grows and adds new technology is a sign that this industry is nimble and growth-focused. That’s a good thing.  But it also means that recycling officials have a considerable, ongoing […]

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  • Growing the Recycling Community

    February 7, 2014

    Expanding recycling costs money – something that no city or town wants to hear in this or any economy. But increased diversion drives investment, both public and private, which is a huge driver for job creation. Read on to see how to connect robust recycling to boosting local and state economies.

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  • Carton Council: Communications Campaigns

    February 7, 2014

    The Client The Carton Council is a group of the major carton manufacturers servicing the U.S., working voluntarily to divert valuable cartons from local landfills. RRS’s engagement in the campaign is comprehensive – across all segments of the supply chain for end-of-life management of post-consumer cartons. The Challenge As part of this ongoing national campaign […]

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  • Cousa

    February 10, 2014

    Susan Graff and her project team conducted an environmental management system assessment for Cousa – the largest vegetable oil manufacturer in Montevideo, Uruguay. As a part of the work, Graff’s team developed an employee training program and a regional stakeholder engagement program.

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  • FedEx Corporation

    February 10, 2014

    Susan Graff and her project team provided FedEx with corporate sustainable development awareness training and facilitation to support executive team business strategy development on sustainability reporting. They benchmarked marketplace developments on sustainable development and designed the executive training program.

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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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  • Skanska USA / Beers Construction

    February 10, 2014

    Skanska USA / Beers Construction came to Susan Graff and her project team for assistance with sustainability-related staff trainings, ISO 14001 EMS development, and guidance on reducing resource use and improving construction waste recycling. The team created an instructor training program on sustainable development awareness, which was designed to efficiently reach 2,500 employees. Graff also […]

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  • TetraPak

    February 10, 2014

    Strategic support for developing the carton recovery infrastructure, establishing cutting edge voluntary producer responsibility approaches, and supporting the client in achieving sustainability objectives.

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