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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Exploring Solutions For Dealing With Food Waste: Blue Bag Organics

To get ready for NYC’s push for mandatory recycling of organic materials, Great Forest has been exploring options that could work for NYC businesses that have little or no space to store organic waste, and where separate organics pick-ups are not feasible. One of the solutions we are testing uses Blue/Green bags from a company … Continue reading Exploring Solutions For Dealing With Food Waste: Blue Bag Organics

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Panel – Latest Sustainability Trends, Challenges

What are the latest sustainability trends and challenges facing buildings and businesses? A recent panel on the topic organized by the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) and the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District (BID) drew about 60 people from across the  industry, including representatives from local government and property management companies. Keynote speaker Brendan Shane, C40 Cities’ regional director … Continue reading Panel – Latest Sustainability Trends, Challenges

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Highlights from the EPA’s Annual MSW Report

The EPA’s latest municipal solid waste (MSW) report now spots a new name – Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2013 – that emphasizes the importance of sustainable materials management. As reported in Waste 360, according to the study: The rate of MSW discarded fell one percentage point from 2012 to 52.8 percent. The recovery rate … Continue reading Highlights from the EPA’s Annual MSW Report

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