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The Truth about Trash for Earth Day Every Day: There is No Away in Throw Away

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When plastic manufacturing took off in the early 20th century, plastic was heralded as a miraculous material—lightweight, flexible, and sturdy. Eventually, though, plastic’s down sides started to emerge.

Garbage: A tool to a Sustainable You

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Were you aware that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year?   About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills.  Garbage isn't necessarily a fun thing to think about but it certainly is an opportunity to evaluate ones choices and lifestyles. 

Trash is a 20th Century Gold Mine

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Last night, I had the chance to watch “Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage” on one of my favorite channels, CNBC.

And although we have been very successful in creating the RecycleMatch marketplace over the past year, it was validating to see the focus on trash and how it can be used as a resource. Here are my favorite quotes from the show last night:

  • Garbage is being reborn in ways you can’t imagine

  • Where some see a problem, others see dollar signs

CSR Minute: Viridian Energy Releases Industry-First Sustainability Report; RecycleMatch Launches Online Bidding for Waste Market

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

RecycleMatch Launches Online Bidding for Waste and Recyclables

First Online Marketplace to Address $90 Billion Business Recycling and Zero Waste Market
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) HOUSTON, TX - February 2, 2011 RecycleMatch, the first online B2B marketplace for business recycling and waste diversion, today announced a new CEO and a new technology release to uniquely address the requirements of companies generating waste and recyclables, representing a $90 billion market opportunity.

Lean and Green: 2011 Plan for Waste Reduction

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Did you know that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year?  About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills. 

Green New Year's Resolution: Toss the Towel

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Looking for New Year's resolutions to help you increase your personal and business sustainability success?  How about just creating new habits that support our environment and inspire others for positive change?  If you could make one New Year's Resolution that have the biggest impact, what would it be?  Toss the Towel.  It's the new eco trend for 2011 and its inspiration is from PeopleTowels.  

How Sustainability is Enhancing Lean Business Processes

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In the 1980’s, lean concepts popularized the ‘supply chain’ and took procurement and operations to a new level of supply chain management understanding.  Characterized by the efficient movement of materials with minimal work in process and inventory, these integrated process flows were dependent on aligned supplier/customer incentives.  But in 2008 when times became tough and cost cutting became the focus, lean took on a whole new definition.  

Poop to Plastic? How what's in your dumpster is suddenly a resource.

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If you missed PopTech this year, you may not have heard. But waste is now a resource. If PopTech Fellow Ryan Smith can turn sewage sludge into plastic, Brooke Farrell (RecycleMatch Co-founder and PopTech Fellow) is pretty sure she can handle what's in your company's dumpster. RecycleMatch is creating markets for all kinds of things we once considered trash. Dubbed the eBay of Trash, RecycleMatch is connecting those who have waste with those who need it. Opening markets, lowering costs, and accelerating green innovation.

Watch the video here.....www.recyclematch.com/RecycleMatch-%20at-PopTech-2010

Make waste a resource at RecycleMatch. Buy, sell or give your waste and recyclables at www.recyclematch.com

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If you missed PopTech this year, you may not have heard. But waste is now a resource. If PopTech Fellow Ryan Smith can turn sewage sludge into plastic, Brooke Farrell (RecycleMatch Co-founder and PopTech Fellow) is pretty sure she can handle what's in your company's dumpster. RecycleMatch is creating markets for all kinds of things we once considered trash. Dubbed the eBay of Trash, RecycleMatch is connecting those who have waste with those who need it. Opening markets, lowering costs, and accelerating green innovation.

Watch the video here.....www.recyclematch.com/RecycleMatch-%20at-PopTech-2010

Make waste a resource at RecycleMatch. Buy, sell or give your waste and recyclables at www.recyclematch.com

By-Products of Sustainable Business Strategies

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What is a by-product?  According to this entry in Wikipedia, a by-product is a secondary or incidental product deriving from a manufacturing process, a chemical reaction or a biochemical pathway, and is not the primary product or service being produced.

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