• Sustainable Brands ’14 from Two Perspectives

    June 20, 2014

    SB’14 from Two Perspectives   Anne Johnson is a Principal and co-lead of the RRS Global Corporate Sustainability service sector. Anne brings over 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience in management consulting, environmental engineering, hydrology, and applied life cycle thinking. Hunt Briggs is a Consultant with RRS. Hunt brings a rich and diverse background working with […]

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  • Committed to “Prosper”

    August 13, 2014

            Committed to “Prosper” I predict SAB Miller, best loved for their beer, will now be loved for their leadership in the circular economy.  In their recently published 2014 sustainability report, SAB announced their new Prosper strategy, and it is an excellent example of how vision, focus, engagement and collaboration achieve results. […]

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  • Food Waste in the Supply Chain

    August 26, 2014

          Food Waste in the Supply Chain Recently, I attended the Global Sustainability Summit hosted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute in Boston. Food waste was a major topic at the three-day event. It’s a compelling topic for many reasons – the sheer magnitude of the problem, for starters. […]

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  • Evolving Packaging Designs Challenge Current Recycling System

    August 28, 2014

    While communities drive diversion and brands desire recycling for everything, we are clearly challenging our recycling systems. Lack of knowledge about designing for commodity value and inattention to fundamental best practices is leaving recycling systems vulnerable to expensive alternatives. On August 27th, Anne Johnson, RRS Principal and Vice President Global Corporate Sustainability, spoke to a […]

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  • Press Release: Packaging Challenges Recycling System

    August 28, 2014

    Evolving Packaging Designs Challenge Current Recycling System August 28, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Directors of public works, CEOs/CFOs/COOs, environmental engineers, directors of solid waste, board members, and more gathered during SWANA WASTECON to listen to Anne Johnson, RRS Principal and Vice President Global Corporate Sustainability discuss The Changing Waste Stream and the Impact on […]

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  • The Best of Diverted Intentions

    September 22, 2014

              The Best of Diverted Intentions In the policy realm disposal bans are used as a mechanism to divert material from disposal facilities and to drive reuse, recycling, composting or alternative types of recovery. The zero waste movement has picked up this idea and run with it. No one disputes that […]

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  • Modern Marketing Methods

    November 11, 2014

    Modern Marketing Methods Traditional marketing still exists, but marketing is on the move. We carry it with us when we open our laptops, swipe our tablets, or tap our smartphones. Look around the next meeting you’re in and see how many of these devices are on the conference table or in the hands of those […]

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  • 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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  • Packaging: Wrapped in Recovery

    December 15, 2014

    Packaging: Wrapped in Recovery A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward Design and Development One need look no further than the grocery store aisles to see one of the major trends in packaging –stand up pouches with all variety of closures and innovative forms. Tuna in pouches, rice in pouches, cleaning products in pouches, we […]

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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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