Tag Archives: recycling

NYC Businesses: Get Ready For New Rules

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Attention all NYC businesses. New waste and recycling regulations went into effect last year. We are now in the warning period. The warning period for the new organics rule just ended.  Enforcement begins Jan. 2017. Are you ready? Learn more:  Q&A On New Waste And Recycling Rules – What Should Businesses Do? Need help? Here is what … Continue reading NYC Businesses: Get Ready For New Rules

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20 Tips To Get You Started For America Recycles Day On Nov. 15

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America Recycles Day is November 15. It is the one day to remind yourself and everyone around you about the importance of recycling. NEED HELP? Here are 20 TIPS to get you started. Following this list of 20 tips will set you on the path to reducing waste and increasing recycling in the most efficient … Continue reading 20 Tips To Get You Started For America Recycles Day On Nov. 15

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Success In Schools Prove The Power Of Standardized Recycling Labels

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Have you seen our new recycling stickers?  They have been so popular that we have had to re-stock them already. And that is good news because these standardized recycling bin stickers/labels have super powers… well, sort of. What can they do?  When standardized labels were introduced into Orlando Public Schools, recycling levels increased 90%  in the … Continue reading Success In Schools Prove The Power Of Standardized Recycling Labels

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Spotlight: Our New Standardized Labels Can Increase Recycling

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Our new recycling stickers have arrived!  These new labels have been proven to increase recycling, and are part of what has been called the “#1 solution to fix recycling.” Great Forest is proud to be working with the nonprofit Recycle Across America to encourage the use of standardized recycling bin labels in order to make … Continue reading Spotlight: Our New Standardized Labels Can Increase Recycling

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Regulation Updates (Arlington, VA):
New Recycling Code, Businesses May Be Inspected

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Aug 2016 — Businesses in Arlington, VA, should be on the lookout for a notice from the County’s Department of Environmental Services, which details changes to the recycling code.  Note that Arlington businesses may be inspected by the County for compliance. An inspection fee of $66 per business will be assessed by Arlington County. According to the … Continue reading Regulation Updates (Arlington, VA):
New Recycling Code, Businesses May Be Inspected

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The Economics Of Recycling: What You Should Know

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Low oil prices, low commodity prices and the continued Green Fence in China are the three main factors that are affecting waste service costs across the country right now. In the current market with cheap oil, “virgin” plastic (a by-product of oil production), is cheaper than recycled plastic.  At the same time, slower growth in … Continue reading The Economics Of Recycling: What You Should Know

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Great Forest Sponsors First Zero Waste Training Course. Register Today

“We believe more zero waste professionals are needed in NYC.  That is why we are sponsoring this course. We are looking for more partners to join us in leading the zero waste movement.” — Ross Guberman, CEO, Great Forest. Great Forest is proud to be a sponsor of the first ever Zero Waste Business Associate Training … Continue reading Great Forest Sponsors First Zero Waste Training Course. Register Today

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

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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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Insights:
Is America Recycles Day Obsolete?

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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 Insights:
Is America Recycles Day Obsolete?

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

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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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Q&A: Brenda Pulley On America Recycles Day

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Do we really still need one day set aside to promote recycling? Do we still need America Recycles Day? If you read John Tierney’s recent New York Times article “The Reign of Recycling” (and the enormous outcry that followed), you would know that the answer is yes.  We still need America Recycles Day because there are still a … Continue reading Q&A: Brenda Pulley On America Recycles Day

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