• 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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  • 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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  • Medline Industries, Inc. greensmart™

    March 5, 2014

    “Resource Recycling Systems have been a valuable partner in our sustainability assessments. Their expertise and attention to detail result in more robust assessments than other consultants in the field.” -Francesca Olivier, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Medline Industries, Inc. Healthcare sustainability expert for Medline Industries Inc.’s greensmart™ program providing review of all wastes generated and products used within […]

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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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  • Press Release: Culmination of Collaborative Efforts

    May 2, 2014

    Culmination of Collaborative Efforts at Walmart Sustainable Products Expo May 2, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, today announced its support of the Recycling Partnership launched by Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) at the Walmart Sustainable Products Expo in Bentonville, AR. The Recycling Partnership is the culmination of work that began in […]

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  • Press Release: Industry Initiatives and Collaborative Stewardship

    May 7, 2014

    Industry Initiatives and Collaborative Stewardship RRS Experts Featured at Sustainability Summit May 7, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, proudly announces two of its experts will present at The Conference Board’s 2014 Summit on Sustainability in New York City, New York, May 13-14. Susan Graff, RRS Principal and Vice President, will provide […]

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  • Press Release: RRS Launches Sustainability Scorecard

    May 14, 2014

    RRS Launches Sustainability Scorecard® Version 3 May 14, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, announces the launch of the Sustainability Scorecard® Version 3, a performance assessment tool that identifies key risks that are material to a sustainable business strategy, and provides an action plan to create more value from products and […]

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