Republic Services immediately won my heart when their General Manager, Kurt Lavery, emailed me back to let me know I was permitted to do a ride-along on one of their residential recycling routes in Watertown, MA. I showed up bright and early to Watertown DPW at a quarter til 7AM, where I was meeting, Johnny, a seasoned solid … More Through the Eyes of a Collector
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
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
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?
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays – October 2, 2016 In honor of Big Papi’s final game in the regular season, here is a video of him hitting a monster 514 foot homerun in the Tokyo Dome leaving the opposing pitcher with a look of sheer surrender: It was Large Father’s final game and … More The Real Green Monster: Game 5
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays – September 30, 2016 This game was all about Big Papi from the beginning, and in case you don’t know Big Papi (David Ortiz), he is a fairy tale of a baseball player. Not only has he had a truly amazing career, posting career stats like 540 HRs … More The Real Green Monster: Game 4
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Waste Hierarchy Recently, I attended a joint Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) / CIWM (Chartered Institute of Waste Management) workshop with the support of the Environment Agency aimed at improving the understanding of the Waste Hierarchy for waste producers. Many businesses are unaware of…
“Cork harvesting is like sheering sheep,” said Patrick Spencer as he sat down to discuss his non-profit organization, Cork Forest Conservation Alliance, over coffee. Cork farming and production is the most sustainable forest industry in the world. Yet, in the last 20 years or so, misinformation has plagued it. Demand has shifted away from cork toward plastic … More Pop a cork, save a tree!
At game 2 of my sustainable season, I met a kind lady named, Heather, after the game who was collecting the Red Sox souvenir cups that are sold, and often discarded in the stadium. She told me that she resells the cups for charity at her blues music festival in Norton, MA that she hosts every … More Recycling at HeatherFest
Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals – August 26, 2016 The Red Sox are now in the midst of a playoff race with about 6 other teams. Heck, even the stinkin’ Yankees have a shot at the wildcard now… even after virtually giving up on the season and trading away Carlos Beltran and Aroldis … More The Real Green Monster of Fenway: Game 3