These days, there’s a lot of incentive for businesses to operate in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. It really is a win-win: your business stays aligned with changing regulations, your reputation is strengthened, and your bottom line is improved.
For any company interested in long-term success, the motivation is there in spades. That said, setting unrealistic sustainability goals can lead to missed targets, decreased morale and diminishing efforts.
Keep Haralson Beautiful, located in Tallapoosa, GA, recently shared its perspective on a proposed landfill in its community. The potential landfill has been the topic of controversy among local residents. In fact, hundreds of people recently attended a Board of Commissioners’ meeting to lobby against the project, according to this Times-Georgian article.
Sappi’s shared service center in South Portland Maine has implemented a program that collects the office’s organic solid waste on-site, adding a compost container to complement the existing single-stream recycling and landfill waste containers.
By working with Garbage to Garden, a Mainebased organization and one of the fi rst in the US to offer residential pick-up of solid organic waste, the office has further reduced waste to landfill.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. February 1, 2018/3BL Media/– Aramark is teaming with the NFL and PepsiCo, along with U.S. Bank Stadium partners, for a landmark sustainability project at Super Bowl LII – Rush2Recycle -- aimed to recover more than 90% -- more than 40 tons -- of stadium waste on game day. The project is part of the NFL’s initiative to reduce the environmental impact of Super Bowl LII activities and leave a “green” legacy throughout the area.
Putting construction and demolition waste—concrete, brick, tile and stone— to beneficial use is a winning strategy for our mill in Nekoosa, Wisconsin. During construction or demolition work at the mill, these materials are kept aside instead of going to a landfill. When sufficient material is accumulated over a number of years, the recycling work begins.
Real-world case studies help students connect STEM coursework to environmental and sustainability career pathways
GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- With the support of Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, teachers nationwide now have a new resource specifically designed to help students explore applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in real-world food waste and environmental sustainability challenges.
Local Arlington, Texas resident, Mrs. Locke has been fascinated with landfills for years. Her grandson recently contacted Republic Services, explaining that his grandmother had included on her "bucket list" the opportunity to get a tour of the local landfill and have a picnic lunch at the site among all the activity. Republic invited Mrs. Locke and two of her grandchildren to the Arlington landfill for a tour, a catered picnic lunch and great conversation.
Many people probably don’t think their local landfills are more than a final resting place for waste. But companies like Apple and General Motors are using them as a source of renewable energy that reduces their costs and impact on the environment.
Mars Inc., manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products, has released its sixth annual Principals in Action Summary, which reveals the company’s success in the sectors of sustainability, health and wellbeing, food safety, responsible marketing and workplace engagement