waste training program Articles

  • National retailer cost reduction and Waste diversion program case study

    The Challenge JYSK is a rapidly growing national retailer with over 50 locations across Canada. Previously JYSK had attempted to consolidate a majority of their waste and recycling services with a single national hauling company. RecycleSmart was able to streamline billing, right size service to fit store activity and develop customized solutions that are outside the standard solution of a ...

  • Deeper Dive Into Zero Waste

    Credential and certification programs are available to universities and businesses to guide initiatives and achieve a minimum of 90 percent diversion. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Organics Recycling Program Shows Continued Growth

    LAUNCHED in 2000 under the leadership of Nancy Nevil, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Services, the recycling program in the City of Plano, Texas has steadily grown. A grant from the North Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG) provided funds for 95-gallon wheeled carts, biodegradable bags, and educational materials to begin this unique program. Initial participants were the Plano ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Large city hotel recycling program efficiency and Vendor management case study

    The Challenge This large downtown hotel is a landmark location with an established waste and recycling program. RecycleSmart was tasked with improving the existing program while reducing costs. Existing waste hauler had service restrictions and billing errors that caused high operating costs while service schedule did match business needs. The hotel lacked ...

  • Creating an energy conservation program - Case Study

    Challenge: Our client is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes, and is represented in more than 60 countries. Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy was engaged to assist the company with the development and implementation of its global sustainability program and pursuit of its energy ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Waste Management Overview

    Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has made waste cleanup and environmental restoration ...

  • A UK county sustainable waste management programme

    The UK Sustainable Development Strategy requires that society makes prudent use of resources so as to protect the environment and at the same time maintain high and stable levels of economic growth and employment. The key to sustainable waste management is waste minimisation, the reduction of waste at source. Waste minimisation clubs have been a central feature of the UK program to encourage the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ‘E-waste Mukt Bharat: Swachh Bharat’

    I strongly believe that, until & unless we do not have skill development program for waste managers, reverse logistic network for collection and environment friendly technologies in place, it is of no use to set targets for formal recycling and expecting positive outcome in spite of the strictest regulation. Therefore, Training, Transport & Technology are the three integral ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Hotels save with food waste recycling

    THE Hyatt Regency Princeton in New Jersey, saved more than US$10,000 in 2009 by having its food scraps composted instead of landfilled. Like all of Hyatt’s 445 hotels and resorts, the Hyatt Regency Princeton has its own “Green Team” of staff from different sectors of the hotel, who train fellow employees on recycling procedures and look for new recycling, reduction and reuse ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Waste connections’ sustainable safety culture

    It seems that more and more companies are integrating safety taglines into their mission and vision statements. But what do slogans like “Safety First!” really mean? Is it little things like buying your employees reflective vests and first aid kits, or does it require more effort to really ensure human safety and create a corporate culture of putting safety first? In the solid waste ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Tips and resources for measuring sustainable purchasing programs

    How many times have we heard it, "You can't manage what you don't measure"? It's  a management consulting mantra that is repeated so often you could almost tune it out. "Yes, of course" we affirm to our peers and colleagues. But inwardly most of us would agree that developing good key performance indicators (KPIs) and accurate tracking mechanisms are generally underdeveloped across the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Tightening the belt by reducing food waste

    Improved trimming skills, dating items to ensure the oldest is used first and daily fresh deliveries are among source reduction steps used by grocers and food service companies. Every year Americans generate more than 34 million tons of food waste, most of which ends up in landfills. While composting, instead of disposal, reduces the impact of this wasted food by “closing the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Coolant & waste management in America`s heartland

    Challenge Hydraulic pump manufacturer needs a filtration system to help reduce coolant costs, combat foul odors and dermatitis caused from various coolants used in machining cells. Customer Iowa Industrial Hydraulics Industry Agricultural Products Guardian Coolant Recycling System ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • National Partnership for Environmental Priorities: Rewarding Waste Minimization

    EPA seeks to reward efforts to reduce waste generation and emissions of chemicals that the agency believes are harmful. Their general strategy is to bestow public recognition and other rewards upon companies and other entities that choose to partner with the agency in a varied and growing number of partnership opportunities. This column describes one such partnership program, the National ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Rumpke: leading the way in the waste industry

    In 1932, William F. Rumpke operated a coal and junkyard business in Carthage, OH. After receiving a payment of hogs, his business focus changed to hog farming. During the hog-farming days, he collected trash from local residents to feed his hogs. Inedible items were removed and recycled while the rest was fed to the livestock. In the 1940s, William’s brother Bernard joined the business and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Zero waste in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    In late 2005, the City Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina unanimously passed a law, “Integral Management Of Solid Urban Waste,” a Zero Waste law. The law sets goals and milestones to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste going to landfill disposal. “The first milestone is 30 percent reduction of waste to landfill by 2010,” says Cecilia Allen of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • An overview of approaches towards improving in-house Medical Waste Management in Bangladesh: a pilot research

    BRAC Bangladesh undertook a pilot project on improving in-house Medical Waste Management (MWM). The project was designed to build awareness among hospital staff and initiate action programs to streamline the existing waste management systems. Project steps were baseline survey, manual development, training, implementation and follow up, and finalisation of the manual. The project was implemented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Practical Plan For Hospital Food Waste Recovery

    Americans throw away an estimated 40 percent of the total U.S. food supply. Hospitals are a major contributor to this waste stream, with food waste making up 10 to 15 percent of the 6,600 tons of waste they dispose each day. For hospitals with a mission-driven commitment to sustainability, tackling food waste at all levels — from purchasing to food recovery — brings multiple ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

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