• Henry Ford Hospital: Hazardous and Infectious 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 trauma center with over 850 beds specializing in fields of cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, organ transplants, and cancer. THE CHALLENGE Operating HFH generates a complex and sometimes dangerous range […]

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  • Responses to Tierney’s Opinion

    October 14, 2015

    Letter submitted to the New York Times The backlash against John Tierney’s misunderstanding of the economics of recycling has been swift. But his business case against using waste as a resource ignores why more and more businesses – from General Motors to Dow – are focused on sending zero waste to landfills. Are these companies […]

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  • Outreach for the Stars

    October 16, 2015

    Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling September 2015 edition. Click here for PDF of article: Outreach for the Stars

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  • After the Smoke Clears

    October 16, 2015

    Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling October 2015 edition. Click here for PDF of full article: After the Smoke Clears

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  • Ship Shape

    October 16, 2015

    Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling October 2015 edition. Michael Timpane is joined by Kerry Sandford in this third article in a series on the modern MRF. Click here for PDF of full article: Ship Shape First in Series: Negotiating the Single Stream Second in Series: Master and Commander

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  • Designing for Bale Value

    October 30, 2015

    As seen on El Empaque + Conversion Designing for Bale Value™ In the lexicon of Design for Environment terms, Design for Recyclability is one of the many terms used in industrial ecology referring to methods that encourage the recovery of materials with a specific aim to drive informed best practices back into the product design cycle. […]

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  • Does Recycling Make Sense?

    October 30, 2015

    Florida radio show Radioactivity on 88.5 WMNF recently focused on John Tierney’s opinion (from “To The Point” radio program) that recycling doesn’t make sense. Two local recycling advocates Kim Byer, Hillsborough Solid Waste Director, and Barbara Heineken, RRS Consultant, provided a different perspective on recycling. Listen to the full interview here: Does Recycling Make Sense?

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  • Press Release: New Communications Consultant

    December 2, 2015

    Media Contact Melissa Radiwon, Marketing Manager, RRS 248-444-3456  mradiwon@recycle.com   RRS Adds New Communications Consultant December 3, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced that Marissa Segundo has joined the firm as Communications Consultant. In her role at RRS, Segundo will apply her public sector recycling, media relations, […]

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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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