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  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Tips for Complying with the New York City Recycling Mandates.

    The NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS) states that it’s illegal for recyclables to be collected in the same bag as garbage. Here’s 5 top tips to help you avoid facing penalties: 1. Keep recycling and trash together. Reduce your stream ...

  • Encouraging sustainable recycling behavior through financial incentives

    PERSONAL habits and behaviors can be significant obstructions to sustainable activities, where a perceived hassle limits participation. This is the focus of Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr's increasingly popular scheme of Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM), where these barriers are identified and broken down on the local level to increase involvement. According to Dr. McKenzie-Mohr's Quick Reference ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Responds to Increased Popularity of Organic Waste Recycling

    Most Americans are well aware of the concept of recycling and why it is important to the future of the planet. Government agencies and environmental groups have long stressed the need to place more waste into the recycle bin and less into the trash container. From paper to plastic and everything in between, “single-stream” recycling has grown in popularity in recent years. Also known ...

  • Finding the Best Organics Collection Systems

    Untitled Document AS HOUSEHOLD organics programs ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Food waste diversion promoted on the street

    In January 2009, collection trucks hit the streets of San Francisco with a bold message: look more closely at your garbage, because it is primarily made up of resources that should be composted or recycled. There are now about 20 trucks with 3D images of food waste or recyclables displayed on their sides, giving the illusion of glass panels that reveal the vehicles’ contents. Passersby see trucks ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Beyond Throughput

    If you are in the market for new or used Mobile Document Shredding (MDS) equipment, you need to understand your options. In the last decade, the MDS industry has gone through some major advancements. This alone makes it very important to consider all the features and capabilities of today’s MDS equipment. REACHING CAPACITY. The most common mistake made by consumers when selecting MDS ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • San Francisco Takes Residential Organics Collection Full-Scale

    After two and a half years of conducting a variety of pilot residential curbside organics collection programs that included food and soiled paper, the City and County of San Francisco (referred to hereafter as “the City”) and Sunset Scavenger Company are commencing a citywide rollout of the Fantastic Three Program. This new, innovative program will include the separate collection and composting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • GPT: The Waste Solution for the Leisure Industry

    Leisure, tourism and hospitality provide millions of jobs and are vital elements to the UK’s economy. Attracting over 30 million overseas visitors per year, the tourism industry alone brings with it spend in excess of £16 billion per annum. The price of tourism to the UK is impactful environmentally and socially and organisations need to address their responsibilities and obligations ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Zero waste on San Francisco’s horizon

    Diversion rate of 77 percent (and climbing) is a reflection of sound policy, committed municipality and willing waste hauler. Part I WHEN BioCycle visited San Francisco in April, we were invited to tag along with a British film crew making a documentary on how the world deals with its trash. Hosted by Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, the project had landed in San Francisco because of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • High diversion in the Alps (Italy)

    Award winning sustainability initiatives in Val di Fiemme help keep the popular valley pristine, while providing a worldwide role model for mountainous communities. VAL di Fiemme is a valley in northern Italy tucked in the Dolomite Mountains, a section of the Alps known for skiing in winter, and hiking in summer. In 2008 the municipality of 11 villages won an award for highest waste diversion in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New York City Organics Collection

    New York City’s (NYC) two-year pilot program to collect source separated organics — food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings — separately from refuse is now officially one year old. Through September 2014, this program, run by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), has expanded its service to approximately 100,000 households and over 350 schools, in addition to a few ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Plastic Bag Bans or Fees Cover 49 Million Americans

    With the signing of a plastic bag ban in California on September 30, 2014, the number of Americans who will be affected by anti-bag legislation by 2015 climbed to 49 million. California is the first state to ban the bag. Nationwide more than 150 cities and counties are implementing bans or fees in attempts to reduce the estimated 100 billion plastic bags used in the United States each year. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Plastic Bag Bans or Fees Cover 49 Million Americans

    With the signing of a plastic bag ban in California on September 30, 2014, the number of Americans who will be affected by anti-bag legislation by 2015 climbed to 49 million. California is the first state to ban the bag. Nationwide more than 150 cities and counties are implementing bans or fees in attempts to reduce the estimated 100 billion plastic bags used in the United States each year. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • 63 Percent Diversion and Rising

    Untitled Document The City and County of San Francisco is making great strides towards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Toronto moves forward with anaerobic digestion of residential SSO

    In June 2007, Toronto's City Council approved the “Target 70” plan to achieve 70 percent diversion by 2010. Target 70 includes construction of two, 55,000 metric tons/year anaerobic digestion plants to process residential source separated organics (SSO). City Council says that the digester facilities, along with adoption of single stream recycling and a pay-as-you-throw funding system, will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • UNTHA – specialists in RDF and SRF shredding

    Prevention of waste at source is obviously the preferable scenario, but for as long as households continue to fill their bins with rubbish, for as long as companies dismiss the duty they have to reduce the waste they produce, and for as long as countries continue to burn fossil fuels for energy, nations must look at smarter ways to utilise their waste. Companies involved in the engineering and ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Regional Roundup

    NATIONAL PRESS CLUB DIVERTS FOOD WASTEThe National Press Club (NPC) in Washington, D.C. started diverting its pre and postconsumer food waste to composting in September. Working with EnviRelation, an organics hauler, NPC has achieved a 75 percent volume reduction in waste, filling one instead of four 16-cubic foot containers per day with trash. This is expected to equal two tons of food waste ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Principles and Practice · Quick-to-Implement Odor Reduction Techniques

    The city of close to one million has already exceeded its 50 percent recycling rate as it prepares to launch a new organics curbside collection program in 2002. SAN JOSE, California recently hit — and exceeded — its 50 percent landfill diversion goal, due in large part to the yard trimmings collection program for its 930,000 residents. The city in the heart of the digital divide has submitted a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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