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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Making A Difference: New Book From Great Forest Founder Chronicles “Indiana Jones-Style” Adventures In World’s Most Toxic Places

“Richard Fuller has been the driving force behind two huge environmental agendas: corporate sustainability and pollution in the developing world. He’s the Elon Musk of the environment.” — Hon Nereus Acosta, Advisor for the Environment, Office of the President, Government of the Philippines Who knew cleaning up toxic waste could be the stuff of Indiana … Continue reading Making A Difference: New Book From Great Forest Founder Chronicles “Indiana Jones-Style” Adventures In World’s Most Toxic Places

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Overview: A Guide To New And Emerging Food Waste Technologies

What is the difference between anaerobic or aerobic digestion?  What is thermal hydrolysis or pyrolysis? Great Forest has put together a detailed overview of various new and emerging food waste technologies that might be viable alternatives to the current practice of landfilling food waste.  The guide – “New And Emerging Food Waste Recycling Technologies” – will help you make … Continue reading Overview: A Guide To New And Emerging Food Waste Technologies

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Case study: Manufacturer Profits From Increased Waste Diversion

The manufacturing industry is one that can greatly profit from increased waste diversion and improved sustainability, partly because of the sheer volume of material they generate. There are many opportunities to reduce waste and lower costs in ways that are simple but effective. Here is one case study that shows how it can be done in a busy … Continue reading Case study: Manufacturer Profits From Increased Waste Diversion

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Behind The Scenes: Action Carting

Great Forest recently toured Action Environmental Group’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in the Bronx to get a first-hand look at what happens to some of the commercial waste and recycling generated by New York City’s businesses. The facility processes 40 tons of material an hour, much of it paper, which makes up the bulk of an average commercial office building’s … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Action Carting

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Innovative Nonprofit Turns Waste Stream Into Revenue Stream

Nonprofits  across the country are getting advice from St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, Oregon, on how to mine waste streams for revenue streams. St. Vincent de Paul reportedly has trailers at transfer sites from Portland to San Jose to intercept and collect furniture, clothes, mattresses and other items headed to the landfill. The money it … Continue reading Innovative Nonprofit Turns Waste Stream Into Revenue Stream

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