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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Video Tutorial: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Metrics

A video tutorial is now available on the Great Forest website to walk you through the online sustainability Metrics platform. Watch how to analyze and compare data, pull charts and graphs, print reports, and more. The Metrics tool is accessible 24-hours a day. Watch the video and then try out a guest account if you don’t already have a login.

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Did You Know… Big Retailers Focus on Waste?

Waste management is a top concern for big retailers, according to the second annual Retail Sustainability Report, released early March by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). Nearly all retail companies surveyed have recycling and waste management initiatives in place. The report states what Great Forest clients already know: that recycling at stores not only … Continue reading Did You Know… Big Retailers Focus on Waste?

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Three Last-Minute Ideas for Earth Day

Earth Day (April 22) is just around the corner. While there is still time time to plan, here are three quick ideas that you can implement even at the last minute: 1) Say Thank You Thank your staff and/or tenants for their green efforts over the past year.  If your sustainability programs have been a … Continue reading Three Last-Minute Ideas for Earth Day

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White Paper: Volume to Weight Conversion Ratios for Commercial Office Waste in New York City

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Calculating Commercial Waste:  Finally, A More Reliable Volume to Weight Conversion Ratio How much waste are you really generating? This is a question commercial businesses across the country have difficulty answering accurately. To address this problem, Great Forest conducted a study that was presented earlier this month at the International Conference on Solid Waste in Philadelphia. … Continue reading White Paper: Volume to Weight Conversion Ratios for Commercial Office Waste in New York City

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Recycle More by Sorting Less? Houston Wins $1 Million To Implement “One Bin For All” Idea

The city of Houston has won $1 million in the Mayors Challenge for their idea to create a new system that aims to recover 75% of all recyclables from waste by simplifying the process for residents. The system calls for the construction of a sophisticated plant capable of separating all recyclables into separate streams after pick-up. Residents no … Continue reading Recycle More by Sorting Less? Houston Wins $1 Million To Implement “One Bin For All” Idea

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