Interview with Bob Gedert -Waste Reduction Guru

Bob Gedert has been in the sustainable materials management industry for over 40 years, and is a champion of waste reduction. While serving as Austin Resource Recovery department director, Mr. Gedert was responsible for a 400-employee operation that provided services to Austin citizens, including trash, recycling, yard trimmings collection, street sweeping, litter and dead animal … More Interview with Bob Gedert -Waste Reduction Guru

The Truth About Recycling

As the Boston-area economy booms, buildings go up, and people have more disposable income to spend. More goods are manufactured and services provided to meet consumers’ demand. Under our current economic system, waste is a natural byproduct of this economic growth, despite having environmental, social, and economic costs. To put it in perspective, in 2013, … More The Truth About Recycling

ReuseConex 2016 Recap

From October 17th – 19th, the ReuseConex international conference on reuse took place in Somerville, MA, hosted by Reuse Institute and MassDEP. Thanks to the creator and producer, MaryEllen Etienne, the conference brought together the world’s top sustainability professionals who spoke on the importance of the reuse and repair in today’s waste management practice.  For … More ReuseConex 2016 Recap

What is a Materiality Assessment?

First of all, what is “Materiality” and why are corporations assessing it separately within their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and financial reports? As taken from SustainAbility, “materiality assessments provide a tool for prioritizing. A materiality assessment helps a company make sense of the sustainability landscape and build a powerful mandate for focusing and acting on … More What is a Materiality Assessment?