Tag Archives: zero waste

Zero Waste Event Planning Guide: 10-Step Checklist

Need help planning a zero waste event? This guide will put you on the right path in just 10 simple steps. Use this checklist to help you plan large or small events, including office parties, conferences, meetings, galas, or even festivals. It is especially useful to reduce waste during the holiday season, when Americans generate 25% more … Continue reading Zero Waste Event Planning Guide: 10-Step Checklist

This entry was posted in All and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Zero Waste Campus: How Schools Can Reduce Waste and Costs

It’s back to school season. The start (or end) of another academic year is the perfect time for schools, colleges and universities to think about setting up a zero waste campus. According to Dump and Run, Inc., the average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 … Continue reading Zero Waste Campus: How Schools Can Reduce Waste and Costs

This entry was posted in All and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

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

This entry was posted in All and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Zero Waste: What is it? What Does It Mean?

A lack of clarity about what zero waste really means may be keeping some businesses from reaping the benefits of going zero waste. So let’s dispel the misconceptions. What Is Zero Waste?  Exact definitions may vary, but to put it simply… zero waste means working towards producing less waste in the first place through prioritizing waste … Continue reading Zero Waste: What is it? What Does It Mean?

This entry was posted in All and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

VIDEO: Introduction to zero waste, understanding your waste stream

Want a primer on zero waste and understanding your waste stream? Watch these two videos below with your kids. Both are great introductions to the topic. We’d like to thank Planet Bonehead for these fun lessons in sustainability, which are distributed to schools across the country. Understanding zero waste and the waste stream What if we … Continue reading VIDEO: Introduction to zero waste, understanding your waste stream

This entry was posted in All, Videos and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

We’re Certified TRUE Zero Waste Experts!

In April 2018, it was announced that over 100 projects had been certified under the TRUE Zero Waste rating system by the GBCI, the same credentialing body that administers LEED. These projects reported up to $6.5 million in savings and more than 446,000 tons of waste diverted! Want to join these leaders? Talk to us. … Continue reading We’re Certified TRUE Zero Waste Experts!

This entry was posted in All and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Zero Waste Business in 3 Steps: A Strategy To Reduce Waste and Costs

Having a zero waste business is becomingly increasingly crucial. This is because effective waste management has one of the most direct impacts on business operations, the environment, and your bottom line. It is why some of the world’s largest corporations, such as GE and Walmart, are taking the lead and going zero waste. You can too. Here’s why and how: … Continue reading Zero Waste Business in 3 Steps: A Strategy To Reduce Waste and Costs

This entry was posted in All, How To Guides and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Zero Waste Benefits: Why It Is Crucial For Businesses

Waste costs are rising. Going zero waste is one key long term strategy to controlling rising waste costs.  There are other benefits too. Here is why more and more businesses are moving towards zero waste: 1)  Waste = Loss Value Going zero waste will help businesses rescue the value in what they are landfilling. For example, … Continue reading Zero Waste Benefits: Why It Is Crucial For Businesses

This entry was posted in All, Great Forest Insights, How To Guides and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

News:
Great Forest Clients Top Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge, Become Role Models For New Organics Rule

Earlier this year, the Mayor challenged New York businesses to go zero waste. The results are in.  Great Forest’s NYC clients are among the top performers, with the Peninsula New York leading the way in the “hotel” category. The challenge attracted over 31 different businesses in more than 39 locations across all five boroughs. Great Forest worked … Continue reading News:
Great Forest Clients Top Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge, Become Role Models For New Organics Rule

This entry was posted in All, Awards and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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

This entry was posted in News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.