Tag Archives: San Francisco

Going Zero Waste – How Small Steps Add Up At The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Going zero waste does not mean that you have to stop producing waste immediately. Many businesses achieve their zero waste goals by adopting a series of small steps that steadily reduce waste. Here’s an example. “The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco is working towards creating a culture of caring about waste. A zero waste mindset is … Continue reading Going Zero Waste – How Small Steps Add Up At The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

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Regulation Updates: May/June 2016

San Francisco is proposing the most extensive ban on Styrofoam in the country, building on its decade-old ban on most foam food containers. While some applaud the move, others are pushing for recycling the foam. Read more. NYC Approves Bag Fee.  This month, the City Council voted to require certain retailers to collect a fee on each … Continue reading Regulation Updates: May/June 2016

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Waste and Recycling Rate Hikes in San Francisco – What You Can Do

Sept. 2013–Waste and recycling costs went up in San Francisco on July 1 due to rate hikes by Recology, the city’s hauler. For commercial clients, this includes a 5% increase in the base rate, among other adjustments. Businesses can expect to see significant increases in their bill. “The rate hike has disheartened many who have … Continue reading Waste and Recycling Rate Hikes in San Francisco – What You Can Do

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San Francisco: New Energy Ordinance

San FranciscoSan Francisco recently passed a new energy ordinance requiring owners of commercial buildings to perform energy audits and benchmarking every five years. Buildings have one year to collect data and prepare and submit audits. Download a timeline of the ordinance from BOMA’s site. If you are not yet a client, call Great Forest for … Continue reading San Francisco: New Energy Ordinance

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