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

How Oregon Plans to Get More Out of Their Products

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) introduced their “Strategic Plan for Reuse, Repair, and Extending the Lifespan of Products in Oregon,” in December 2016, which shifts the state away from waste management and towards a framework for sustainable materials management. Oregon realizes that product lifespan extension is significant in preserving the earth’s resources, and … More How Oregon Plans to Get More Out of Their Products

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

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