Earth Day Webinar Resources: Lessons From The World’s Waste

Thank you for attending Lessons From The World’s Waste, our webinar to mark Earth Day 2023.

Below is a recording of the webinar, along with some resources Please explore our Knowledge Hub for more useful guides and toolkits.

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A recap: The webinar shared findings from the largest global study of commercial waste ever undertaken.

The study analyzed over 170,000 pounds of waste from buildings/businesses in the U.S. and countries around the world, revealing surprising similarities and identifying major takeaways. Great Forest conducted detailed waste audits at over 100 commercial sites worldwide for the study.

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About the study:

Read the full study published in the May 2022 issue of The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management.

Read the report in Facility Management Journal – LESSONS FROM THE WORLD’S TRASH: Global Study Reveals Trends & Solutions, FMJ, March/April 2023. PDF.

Read a summary of the study: 62% of Trash is NOT Trash

Food Waste:

Food Waste Toolkit: Download our Guide for Businesses

Composting Guide For Businesses and Organizations: How To Start

Case Study: Food Waste Audit Helps Restaurant Chain Reduce Waste + Do Good At The Same Time

Zero Waste:

Zero Waste Toolkit for Businesses

Waste Audits:

Waste Audit Facts and Benefits: What Every Business Needs To Know

Earth Day:

After Earth Day – Five Things To Do

Other Guides:

Download our Compliance Guide

Donating for Reuse: A Guide to Transforming Waste, Avoiding Landfills

Q&A: Your Waste and Recycling Scorecard. How to Read It, and Use It







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