Recap: Conducting a Waste Audit at East End Market Orlando

East End Market (EEM) is one of Orlando’s poster-children for sustainability, where people go to support local independent businesses and their products. It’s one of my favorite hangouts, and frequently has pop-ups featuring local artists and artisanal delicacies that are on the cutting edge of what’s hip. When given the choice to select a location … More Recap: Conducting a Waste Audit at East End Market Orlando

MSW Consultants and ecoPreserve present at Orlando’s Hive Meeting!

The room was packed with Lazy-moon pizza and wide-eyed looks as Jessica Wright and Charlie Pioli broke it down to the audience how Orlando organizations can reduce their waste and save money in the process. Overall, it was a good chance for the two local waste consultants to share industry knowledge with the crowd, and … More MSW Consultants and ecoPreserve present at Orlando’s Hive Meeting!

Presenting at the Orlando Permaculture Meeting

I had the pleasure of recently giving a presentation on the history of the solid waste industry at the Orlando Permaculture meeting Tuesday night. It wasn’t easy following #GreenCelebrity Rob Greenfield’s presentation, in which he spoke about his current project of only eating food that he’s grown or foraged. I started with some sobering statistics, … More Presenting at the Orlando Permaculture Meeting

Change Your Life With Tidying – Book Review

I recently finished the animated comic book “The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. The author wrote the book as an approach to combat clutter and the stress that usually follows. To summarize Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method: In order to live comfortably and achieve happiness for your family, only choose items that bring you … More Change Your Life With Tidying – Book Review

City of Buffalo – Environmental Champions Program

Educating the public about recycling has been a hot topic in recent months ever since China put up their “Green Fence” and stopped taking many recyclable materials from the United States.  At the core, it was motivated by contaminated material being imported from other countries including the United States. What followed was a large-scale push … More City of Buffalo – Environmental Champions Program

How to Conduct a Comprehensive Waste Audit

Two years ago I began my position as an Analyst with MSW Consultants. The job blends a healthy amount of statistics, data analysis, and fieldwork in the trenches of America’s battle to reduce waste. Waste composition is our company’s bread and butter. The more experienced folks in upper management have participated in a countless number … More How to Conduct a Comprehensive Waste Audit

Questions about Recycling??? I’ve Got Answers

Recycling shouldn’t be complicated, but unfortunately it is. Single stream recycling has increased the number of people participating in recycling and the volume of material coming in through the front door of recycling facilities, but, many would argue, that the overall quality of recovered commodities has been compromised as a result. Whether it’s wish-cyclers (people … More Questions about Recycling??? I’ve Got Answers

Why It’s Important for Your Organization to Perform a Waste Audit

Waste audits offer insight into what your organization is typically discarding on a daily basis, and can provide a valuable array of data from which one can glean many fascinating findings,  conclusions, and recommendations. I perform waste audits as part of my career among other waste-related environmental consulting services.  Although, material characterization is the most … More Why It’s Important for Your Organization to Perform a Waste Audit