Webinar Recap: New Mandatory California Commercial Recycling Rule

June 22nd, 2010   •   No Comments   

In this complimentary webinar we explored:

• The implications of California’s new mandatory recycling law, when it goes into effect, and what it means for your business
• How to be in compliance and benefit from the savings opportunities of increased diversion
• The 7 steps of a successful waste reduction program
• Tips from a case study showing how a leading Bay Area company turned waste reduction into reduced waste bills

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Green is the New Black

June 10th, 2010   •   1 Comment   

The post-recessionary case for sustainable business.

By Janine Kubert

“…[T]he goal of sustainability is to increase long-term shareholder and social value, while decreasing industry’s use of materials and reducing negative impacts on the environment.”

(Source: EPA)

I was in a meeting with a property management client recently, giving the lead engineer a report on the environmental and financial cost savings we had helped them achieve at each of their facilities.  We were reviewing a report with charts showing energy and water usage and costs, waste diversion rates, and greenhouse gases produced and avoided. Here he stopped me. “Greenhouse gases aren’t as important these days,” he said. “Given what happened at Copenhagen and the questions around the science, a lot of people I know think that tracking greenhouse gases is no longer the main point. Maybe you can push those charts to the bottom.”

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iReuse Now an EPA WasteWise Endorser

April 21st, 2010   •   No Comments   

A fundamental part of iReuse’s commitment to the environment includes our role as an Endorser of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) innovative WasteWise program, the country’s first national voluntary solid waste reduction program.

As a WasteWise Endorser, iReuse encourages organizations to reduce municipal solid waste through waste prevention, recycling, and buying or manufacturing recycled products. iReuse has helped companies save hundreds of thousands of dollars in purchasing costs and waste disposal fees by reducing, reusing, and recycling solid waste materials.
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Software Tools Ease Environmental Data Tracking

April 20th, 2010   •   1 Comment   

Organizations will find it easier to track their environmental performance with new and upgraded software tools from iReuse, Enviance and FirstCarbon. These Internet-based enterprise software solutions for tracking environmental data including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy consumption and water use are easier to use and more customizable.

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Solar is NOT the answer for business!

April 2nd, 2010   •   No Comments   

I cannot deny it, solar is sexy.  Everyone is talking about it. There are government incentives and rebates to help defray some of the cost, customers and employees are asking about it, and there is no arguing with the fact that we need an alternative to coal, nuclear, and fossil fuels.  But slapping solar panels on top of a building to “save the planet” is not the answer.  Maximizing a business’s energy efficiency and achieving true transparency is much sexier.
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