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Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management

This Great Forest case study was featured in Environmental Leader’s 2014 Insider Knowledge Report–Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers (download pdf). It documents the innovative Open Top Container Log (OTCL) system developed by Great Forest. Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management Waste costs can take up a substantial portion of a company’s … Continue reading Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management

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Implementing a Centralized Recycling Collection System

This Great Forest case study was featured in Environmental Leader’s 2012 Insider Knowledge Report–Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers, pg 124. (download pdf, 2013 report). Great Forest works with corporate clients to divert as much as 50,000 tons of material from landfills daily. We find that in many cases, businesses can easily … Continue reading Implementing a Centralized Recycling Collection System

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Case Study: Centralized Vs. Traditional Deskside Recycling

What happens when waste and recycling bins are moved away from the deskside to a centralized location? Great Forest recently conducted a trial to find out. Read our one-page case study to find out the percentage of recyclables that ended up in the trash from the centralized versus the deskside recycling system in our pilot. Our results … Continue reading Case Study: Centralized Vs. Traditional Deskside Recycling

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Increasing Recycling Through Competition

This Great Forest case study was featured in Environmental Leader’s 2012 Insider Knowledge Report–Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers, pg 71. (download pdf, 2012 report).  What: We conducted a recycling challenge with a single tenant that occupies six floors at a commercial office building. The goal was to increase employee compliance with the building’s … Continue reading Increasing Recycling Through Competition

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Processing Organics In The City – How One Hotel Did It

Environmental Leader’s 2011 Insider Knowledge Report featured insights from Great Forest on helping businesses deal with organics. The report shared lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. Below is our mini case study (Read the entire report here). Dealing with organics in an urban area can be difficult especially in a city like New York, where … Continue reading Processing Organics In The City – How One Hotel Did It

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