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ABC Television Shows More of its Green Side

Great Forest consultant Olivia Percy was at ABC’s  annual green event recently to help unveil their upgraded recycling system. This is part of the television network’s wide-ranging green effort, which also includes a new cell phone recycling program and a tray reuse/recycling incentive in their cafeterias – employees get a meal discount for every 4 … Continue reading ABC Television Shows More of its Green Side

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Q&A: Is office composting feasible?

Q:  Is office composting feasible? A:  Yes. San Francisco, Seattle and Portland are among cities that have commercial composting programs. In NYC less than 3% of offices do and Great Forest has helped approximately one third of them set up composting programs. From our experience, the biggest myth about composting in the office is the odor. … Continue reading Q&A: Is office composting feasible?

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Q&A: Why Should We Worry About E-Waste?

Q: Why Should We Worry About E-Waste? A: With the increasing speed of changing technology, electronic waste or e-waste–discarded computers, cell phones, iPods and other electronics–is a growing concern. Toxic components in these devices, which may include mercury, lead and cadmium, can leak and contaminate the environment if disposed of improperly. According to the United … Continue reading Q&A: Why Should We Worry About E-Waste?

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Q&A: Where do my recyclables go after I toss them in the recycling bin?

Q: Where do my recyclables go after I toss them in the recycling bin? A: Collecting recyclables at your home or office in a receptacle might be all you have to do to recycle, but there are a few more steps in the process before your plastic bottles, aluminum cans and office paper can be … Continue reading Q&A: Where do my recyclables go after I toss them in the recycling bin?

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Recycling in a Recession

Earlier this year, recycling markets took a tumble due to the recession. However, Great Forest has noticed that many business owners and building managers are continuing to recycle. This is the smart thing to do. Rather than scaling back in this economic downturn, businesses nationwide should expand their recycling programs and make it even more effective.  Here’s … Continue reading Recycling in a Recession

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