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July 30th, 2014 Download sample waste management and recycling plans

You are ready to see a Waste Management and Recycling plan? That’s great! Please click on the links below to see examples of Waste Management and Recycling plans. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee NYC.gov Here is an outline of how offices manage their waste and recycling: CA.gov Efficient buildings – from insight to action.  

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July 29th, 2014 How to perform a waste audit

There are plenty of reasons to recycle: it keeps land from being used by expanding landfills and mining, reduces fossil fuel extraction, and creates jobs in a growing industry. It is, however, difficult to know if you’re doing a good job of recycling. Below are some strategies to properly measure your recycling rates in your […]

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July 29th, 2014 Download sample waste management contracts that incentivize recycling

So you are ready to see sample Waste Management contracts? That’s great! Please click on the links listed below to see examples of Waste Management contracts that incentivize recycling. Department of the Interior (DOI) CA.gov What to consider in waste and recycling contracts: CA.gov Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

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July 29th, 2014 Estimating your company’s weekly recycling and waste

There are plenty of reasons to recycle: it keeps land from being used by expanding landfills and mining, reduces fossil fuel extraction, and creates jobs in a growing industry. It is, however, difficult to know if you’re doing a good job of recycling. Below are some strategies to properly measure your recycling rates in your […]

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July 29th, 2014 Communicate on recycling

Internal Communications Effective, consistent, and clear communication about your recycling practices will result in: (1) greater employee participation and enthusiasm, (2) employees recycling effectively and consistently, and (3) increased chance of recycling practices lasting for a longer period of time. Most of us want to recycle but might be confused about what office materials we […]

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July 29th, 2014 Download sample waste audits

So it is time to perform a waste audit? That’s great! Please click on the links below to see examples of a business waste audit. Keep America Beautiful University of Wisconsin Milwaukee  City of Bothell Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

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July 29th, 2014 Best practices for getting building occupants to recycle

Four Best Practices for occupant collaboration in recycling 1. Communication Communication of recycling information and educational materials to building occupants and custodians is important. Property managers must have a communication strategy for distributing recycling information. Weekly meetings, occupant outreach groups, and flyers/information postings in common areas are convenient and effective ways to distribute information to […]

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July 29th, 2014 How to develop a waste management plan

According to the CA.gov, businesses should stick to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra when developing a waste management plan. Here’s how: Reduce Set your photocopiers and printers to print on both sides by default. Make computer files, not paper files when possible. If you have not explored computer alternatives to paper in a couple years, […]

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July 29th, 2014 Recycling construction waste from build-outs and renovations

Source: Earth911 “Is it best to rent a dumpster for a bigger remodel job? Will the waste be recycled? You may end up saving a great deal of time by having an on-site dumpster, rather than driving back and forth to dump your waste. Many companies will not only provide you a container for your […]

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July 29th, 2014 Fun Facts About Recycling

Recycling is the collection, reprocessing, and use of materials that were diverted or recovered from the solid waste stream. Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions, conserves natural resources, and saves landfill space. About 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable– yet our average municipal recycling rate is just 30%! Widespread waste In 2010, Americans recycled […]

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