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Monthly Archives: July 2015

When Hotels Redecorate, What Happens To Hundreds Of Old Items?

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When hotels redecorate or upgrade, the question of what to do with old items like bulky furniture is multiplied by the number of rooms they have. What do you do with 200 bedding sets and coffee makers? Or 300 compendium boxes (those trays you find in hotel rooms to hold note pads, pens and keys)? Or … Continue reading When Hotels Redecorate, What Happens To Hundreds Of Old Items?

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10 Quotes from The Pope’s Encyclical On The Environment

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The Pope’s encyclical on the environment released last month generated a worldwide maelstrom of discussion. Some have suggested that it marks a turning point in the debate on climate change. But beyond that, the document also talks about the modern economy, pollution, sustainability, and the interconnectedness of all life. Even for the non religious, the … Continue reading 10 Quotes from The Pope’s Encyclical On The Environment

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Making A Difference: A Toxic Beach in Azerbaijan Gets Cleaned Up

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This summer, when families return to stake out their spot in the sun along the coast of the Caspian sea in Sumgait Azerbaijan, there will be one crucial difference. The beach will no longer be toxic, and they will no longer be exposed to poisons, especially when they indulge in what locals call a solar bath, … Continue reading Making A Difference: A Toxic Beach in Azerbaijan Gets Cleaned Up

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Regulation Update: Announcement on NYC’s Commercial Food Waste Law

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Update July 2 – Announcement released today.  Key points:  Mandatory recycling of organic material proposed for 350 businesses including: All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people Food manufacturers with a floor area of at least 25,000 square … Continue reading Regulation Update: Announcement on NYC’s Commercial Food Waste Law

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Regulation Update: D.C. Bans Foam, NY Foam Ban Takes Effect

Update: Sept. 22, 2015 – Judge strikes down NYC’s foam ban.  The city is exploring its options for reinstituting the ban, including an appeal. We will keep you updated. New York: NYC’s foam ban takes effect on July 1, 2015.  Businesses will have until January 1 of next year to fully do away with the foam before … Continue reading Regulation Update: D.C. Bans Foam, NY Foam Ban Takes Effect

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