• Press Release: RRS Awarded GSA Contract

    July 7, 2015

    RRS Awarded GSA Schedule 899 Contract July 7, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Schedule 899 Environmental Consulting contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government. The five-year contract allows federal […]

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  • Press Release: MRF Material Flow Study

    July 9, 2015

    National Trade Collaborative Publishes MRF Material Flow Study RRS leads efforts to study sortability and recyclability of variety of materials. July 9, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced today the publishing of the MRF Material Flow Study. The study focused on the flow of specific packaging forms […]

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  • MRF Material Flow Study

    July 9, 2015

    From the study… “Packaging companies have an interest in ensuring that the packages they produce or sell their products in have the opportunity to be recycled. The ability to recycle the package can be a consumer’s deciding factor in the purchase of a particular product. This, and the desire to minimalize environmental footprints, are the drivers behind the recently […]

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  • The Value of Recycling

    July 21, 2015

    The Value of Recycling Is recycling in America working? The mix of global market dynamics, domestic public policy and societal values that comprise the answer to that question is as complex as the stream of waste our highly local recycling systems are attempting to manage. The rate of consumer participation in recycling continues to grow. […]

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  • Winning Practices for Athletics Program

    September 14, 2015

    Winning Practices for Integrating Sustainability into Your Athletics Program There’s a growing movement toward zero waste in college athletics. And like a strong athletics program, meaningful recovery takes smart scouting, hard work, and a firm grasp of the fundamentals. Move your program to the top bracket by rolling out some of these best practices: Start […]

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  • Top Practices for Engaging Students and Staff

    September 14, 2015

    Top Best Practices for Engaging Your Students and Facilities Staff The success of any program is directly related to how you communicate your message. The following are some best practices to consider to help engage not only students but your facilities staff to help increase the success of your program. Consistent Core: Create a consistent […]

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  • 6 Tips for a Successful Campus Waste Characterization

    September 14, 2015

    6 Tips for a Successful Campus Waste Characterization These days most universities have a clear roadmap for moving towards a zero waste or carbon neutral campus. But before hitting the highway, it’s critical to have a firm grasp on where you’re starting. A waste characterization allows you to evaluate your waste stream and build a […]

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  • Press Release: Study on Recovery of Flexible Packaging

    September 17, 2015

    RRS is proud to announce its role in designing a new research program – Materials Recovery for the Future – to understand and enhance recovery solutions for flexible packaging.  RRS will begin by testing the potential of currently available MRF sorting technologies to improve separation of flexibles. Data from this work will shed light on […]

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  • Henry Ford Hospital: Pharmaceutical Waste

    October 8, 2015

    THE CLIENT Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) in Detroit, Michigan, is the flagship hospital within the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). HFH is a tertiary care hospital and level 1 trama center with over 850 beds specializing in fields of cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, organ transplants, and cancer. THE CHALLENGE The protection of our environment ultimately impacts public health […]

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  • Beaumont Hospital: Food Waste Diversion

    October 8, 2015

    THE CLIENT Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, is part of the Beaumont Health system. Beaumont Hospital is a 1,070 bed academic and referral center with level 1 trauma status serving over 58,000 admissions, over 124,000 emergency room visits, and over 1.2 million outpatient visits per year (2014 statistics). Beaumont’s three locations in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse […]

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