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Helping businesses improve their waste diversion & recycling efforts, one post at a time!

Why Smarter Recycling is Like a Rewards Program

  What to do when the price of recycling beer bottles rises? For many towns around the country—like Deer Lodge, Montana—the answer isn’t an elegant one: make trash cans larger. For cities like Hollywood, Florida, the response was more carrot than stick. Here, a full recycling bin counts toward your next full beer, and it’s an incentive concept worth examining for businesses interested in curbing costs.

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5 Sustainability Headlines You May Have Missed

In the midst of a variety of news stories, it’s easy to have missed some of the smaller, more positive stories in the sustainability sector. Thankfully, this is where RoadRunner has you covered! In our latest blog post, we’re rounding up some of the latest sustainability news you should know and highlighting helpful takeaways from each article in hopes of inspiring your business to get involved as well!

 

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4 Takeaways from Google’s Approach to a Carbon-Free Future

As a business owner or manager, you likely understand that acting on climate change is critical, but you may also not know where to start or worry that you do not have the time, resources, or influence to take action. To explain how, in this post we summarize Google’s initiative, how the company plans to act on climate change, and key takeaways businesses can use to better integrate climate-oriented action into their everyday practices. Continue reading for more information.

 

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The Plastic Bag Conundrum: A Brief History and Where We Are Now

Dive into the post below to learn more about the history of the plastic bag, measures that are being taken to help eliminate this type of waste, how COVID-19 has impacted plastic bag usage, and tips for saving plastic bags.

 

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How COVID-19 Has Revealed Unsustainable Business Practices

As the world starts to reopen, many companies have been reflecting on the past few months and preparing their plan for what business will look like on the other side of COVID-19. In this blog post, we discuss how COVID-19 has shed light on wasteful business practices, and how companies can use this time to reveal opportunities for adjustment and innovation to create a better, new normal as they return to business!

  As the world starts to reopen, many companies have been reflecting on the past few months and preparing their plan for what business will look like on the other side of COVID-19. No company could have predicted the challenges presented by the virus, but one silver lining to come from this crisis is the ability for organizations to slow down and recognize opportunities to evolve traditional business activities and drive lasting change. For many businesses, the pandemic has brought along its own unforeseen challenges, but has also highlighted areas for adaptation and growth—especially in areas that impact sustainability. In this blog post, we discuss how COVID-19 has shed light on wasteful business practices, and how companies can use this time to reveal opportunities for adjustment and innovation to create a better, new normal as they return to business! Continue reading to learn more.

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How COVID-19 Is Encouraging Corporate Social Responsibility

The world is currently facing a global health crisis unlike anything we’ve ever experienced in our lifetime. Without a doubt, the novel coronavirus has presented many challenges across industries, but has also offered opportunities for businesses to evaluate the effectiveness of current strategies and identify new methods to improve their processes for the future. Read this blog post to understand how COVID-19 is shedding light on new opportunities for corporate social responsibility.

 

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What Is a Circular Economy?

For a long time, our economy has been linear, but in order to preserve natural resources and reduce the amount of waste we generate, our economy must become circular. In this post, we cover everything you need to know about why we need to transition away from a linear economy, why it's time to start thinking circular, and which brands are embracing the circular economy concept. Read our blog post to learn more about the circular economy.

 

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Why We Scream for Clean-Stream

At RoadRunner Recycling, we scream for clean-stream! When it comes to separating materials, retaining their value, and responsibly disposing of them, clean-stream is far and away the best method for doing so. There's a whole lot of good to shout about here - read on to learn more about the recycling debate and why we're team clean-stream all the way! In the comments, let us know how your office likes to recycle and if you use the clean-stream method!

  At RoadRunner Recycling, we scream for clean-stream! When it comes to separating materials, retaining their value, and responsibly disposing of them, clean-stream is far and away the best method for doing so. There's a whole lot of good to shout about here - read on to learn more about the recycling debate and why we're team clean-stream all the way!

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How To Drive Sustainable Procurement At Your Business

Businesses and organizations around the world are shifting their focus towards becoming more environmentally-friendly. For most of them, the products and services they use play a big part in that. In our latest blog post, we explain how incorporating eco-friendly purchasing into your procurement can reduce landfill waste and save you money, all while conserving energy and natural resources.

  Businesses and organizations around the world are shifting their focus towards becoming more environmentally-friendly. For most of them, the products and services they use play a big part in that. Incorporating eco-friendly purchasing into your procurement processes can significantly reduce landfill waste and save you money, all while conserving energy and natural resources. With all-things procurement on the mind, we created this post to help you get started. After reviewing your business' current procurement processes, meet with your purchasing team and consider the following ideas to buy more sustainably:

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