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Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Dirty Secret: Single-Stream’s Dilemma.
How to Really Increase (and Maintain the Value of) Your Recycling

How do you increase recycling and lower costs? By making recycling simple and convenient… at least that is the idea behind single-stream recycling’s popularity.  But the reality is more complicated. The number of communities and cities using single-stream recycling has reportedly increased from 20 to 64 percent between 2005 and 2010.  New York City is the latest  to announce that … Continue reading The Dirty Secret: Single-Stream’s Dilemma.
How to Really Increase (and Maintain the Value of) Your Recycling

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Designed For Waste/Recycling: AIANY’s Zero Waste Design Guidelines + Waste Calculator

After a year of collaboration among architects and New York waste professionals (including Great Forest), AIANY/Center for Architecture has launched their Zero Waste Design Guidelines to encourage building design that facilitates recycling and waste diversion. The guidelines also include a handy waste calculator to help property managers calculate value of diversion. Designing For Optimal Waste And Recycling While … Continue reading Designed For Waste/Recycling: AIANY’s Zero Waste Design Guidelines + Waste Calculator

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