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Guide To Conducting A Waste Audit

A thorough waste audit done on a semi-annual or annual basis can deliver important insights into the overall effectiveness of your current waste management operations. Read our post to discover the benefits of conducting a waste audit, and grab our downloadable guide for conducting an audit at your business in the safest, and most efficient way possible at the end of this post!

  Did you know that talking trash has never made more sense for your business? All kidding aside, we're talking about waste audits! Conducting your own waste audit on a semi-annual or annual basis will give your business important insights into the overall effectiveness of your current waste management operations. Too often, we find that businesses are overpaying for their waste services and missing out on other opportunities. By conducting a waste audit, your business can assess the current state of your waste operations and identify opportunities to recycle more and reduce landfill waste and operational costs. Continue reading to learn more about waste audits and their benefits, and check out our step-by-step guide to conducting a waste audit at the end of the post!

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What We Learned While Volunteering At South Park

On RoadRunner Day 2019 we volunteered at South Park, one of the nine parks operated by Allegheny County. We spent the day clearing foliage to make room for plant & vegetation growth, picking up litter, and we learned a whole lot along the way. Read on to learn more about our volunteer experience, and what we can do to help preserve our local parks!

  Although our company is rooted in recycling, it’s important to all of us at RoadRunner that we give back to our local communities & the causes we believe in. On RoadRunner Day 2019 (RoadRunner's fifth anniversary) we volunteered at South Park, one of the nine parks operated by Allegheny County. We spent the day clearing foliage to make room for plant & vegetation growth, picking up 40+ bags of litter, and we learned a whole lot along the way. Read on to learn more about our volunteer experience, our conversation with Lead Supervisory Park Ranger for Allegheny County Parks, Braden Meiter, and what we can all do to help preserve our local parks!

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We Scream for Clean Stream

There’s a whole lot of good to shout about clean stream recycling – read on to learn more about the recycling debate and why we’re team clean stream all the way!

    Nerd alert: We get nearly as excited about clean stream recycling as we do about everyone's favorite summer treat. When it comes to separating materials, retaining their value and responsibly reclaiming them, there's no better way to ensure successful recycling. 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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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day! To celebrate the day, we’re going to take a look at some of the critical issues threatening ocean life, and what we can do to help ameliorate the damage.

 

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iPhone, iWant, iNeed: Gadget Obsession & The Accumulation of Electronic Waste

The US throws away an estimated two to three million tons of electronics annually. The global estimate has climbed over a whopping 48 million tons. Read on to discover where all these unwanted electronics wind up.

    774,000,000 - the number of iPhones we've bought since Apple launched the product back in 2007. 774 MILLION. That's a lot of zeroes in less than a decade. In fact, this is so many devices, that If laid end to end, the tiny 4.5 inch-long phones would circle the earth twice, with a cool three-quarters of a million to spare. Which may seem like a silly thing to bring up, except for the fact that when you take a look at it a bit less literally, these devices and countless others are actually starting to blanket our planet.

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How to Marie Kondo Your Office Without Feeding the Landfill

Ever feel like your cubicle could inspire a new season of Hoarders: Office Edition? Read on for our ‘waste not, want not’ approach, and how to become a minimalist without feeding the landfill.

    Ever feel like your cubicle could inspire a new season of Hoarders: Office Edition? Know that "Spring Cleaning" is a thing, but feel distinctly unmotivated to do anything about it? We at RoadRunner HQ were equally disinclined to clean house. That is, until we were introduced to "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," and decided to apply our resident garbologist's green lens to the motivational 'KonMarie' method. Read on for our 'waste not, want not' approach, and how to become a minimalist without feeding the landfill.  

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Trash Talk: Why would I switch from single stream?

  Many municipalities, states and businesses invest in single stream, because the “one bin to rule them all” strategy seems only common sense. But when simplicity results in stalled sustainability plans, it’s time to call in the extra bins. Read more to find out why clean stream recycling is better for your business – and the planet.

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