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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Zero Waste Businesses with Laura Seydel, Turner Foundation

Courtesy of Conserve: Hear about Laura Turner Seydel’s efforts to make Atlanta a more sustainable city, what Ted’s Montana Grill an environmentally friendly restaurant chain, and why she supports Zero Waste Zones and Conserve. Watch video here. 

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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Divert 1 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills! Affairs to Remember

Courtesy of Conserve: Want to learn how to divert 1 million pounds of waste from landfills? Train staff on environment business practices to save money? Listen to Travis Taylor at Affairs to Remember caterers in Atlanta, GA outline their company’s efforts and successes. Watch video here. 

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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 worm compost in the office

Worm composting, also called vermicomposting, can prove to be a very fun activity for the office. Some people are hesitant at first to allow a bucket full of worms to sit in their office space, but once everyone gets used to their presence, worm composting bins are no more noticeable than trash cans and recycling […]

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July 29th, 2014 How to implement a composting program

Benefits Starting a composting program in your office can be much easier and beneficial than you might think. Here are some of the most important environmental and economic benefits of composting: Making efforts to separate food waste for composting can help decontaminate your recycling. The more plastic and cardboard food containers that are cleaned out, […]

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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 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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July 29th, 2014 Overcoming barriers to recycling programs

The environmental benefits of recycling are widely recognized – reducing pollution and demand for land for ever-expanding landfills, conserving natural resources, and saving energy. A basic recycling program is a great way to spread environmental awareness since it is a green office practice that actively engages every office members. Unlike energy use reduction, the act of recycling resonates […]

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July 29th, 2014 How single stream recycling works

Single stream recycling makes it simple and easy to recycle in your office building. In a single stream recycling program, recyclable items are sorted offsite, which allows you to combine all recyclable materials in a single container. This makes it much easier to recycle at your office. Since all recyclables can be collected in one […]

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July 29th, 2014 Recycling old electronics in the workplace

Managing electronics at the end of their useful life (also known as E-waste or E-scrap) is important for businesses because it affects data security, cost management, sustainability reporting, and health and safety (both locally and globally). Keeping electronic data confidential is needed to minimize or eliminate liability under recent regulations such as HIPAA and FACTA. […]

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