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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Industry Trends:
Mid-Atlantic Program Launches To Transform Dumpsters Into High-Tech, Responsive Tools

After a successful pilot, Great Forest is launching an innovative program in the Mid-Atlantic region to take waste management to the next level. How? By transforming dumpsters into smart, high-tech, responsive tools using wireless remote sensors. Over 250 enevo sensors are currently being installed under the Great Forest program at properties managed by First Potomac Realty … Continue reading Industry Trends:
Mid-Atlantic Program Launches To Transform Dumpsters Into High-Tech, Responsive Tools

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Insight:
Is America Recycles Day Obsolete?

What did you do for America Recycles Day this year? For nearly twenty years, Americans have been coming together each November 15 to mark America Recycles Day.  It is the one day dedicated to educating and motivating friends, family and colleagues about the importance and impact of recycling. Today, recycling has become such an integral … Continue reading Insight:
Is America Recycles Day Obsolete?

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News:
NYC’s Most Sustainable Hotels Are Identified, Artworks Awarded

Congratulations! Seven New York City hotels were honored for their environmentally friendly lodging practices and socially responsible initiatives as recipients of the second annual Sustainable Hospitality Awards, presented on Nov. 9 by the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC). This year, Great Forest worked with the HANYC to expand the number of awards given … Continue reading News:
NYC’s Most Sustainable Hotels Are Identified, Artworks Awarded

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Making A Difference: Dinner Served On 960 Pieces Of Lead-Free Pottery Sends Urgent Message Across Mexico

Did you know that having a great meal in Mexico might also mean being exposed to toxic lead?  This is because much of the beautiful, traditional pottery used in homes and restaurants across Mexico contain lead glazes. At this year’s Festival Internacional Cervantino, one of the most important arts and cultural events in Latin America, … Continue reading Making A Difference: Dinner Served On 960 Pieces Of Lead-Free Pottery Sends Urgent Message Across Mexico

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Alert:
NYC’s Proposed New Commercial Recycling Regulations – What To Expect

New York City has proposed new commercial recycling regulations to go into effect July 1, 2016. While there will likely be some changes as the proposed rule is written, commercial buildings can expect: Few major changes to their established recycling program Little impact to their building operations/businesses Great Forest has submitted feedback to the city … Continue reading Alert:
NYC’s Proposed New Commercial Recycling Regulations – What To Expect

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