Archive for July, 2018

Waste Management Protocol for Your Business During Disaster Recovery

Natural Disaster Waste Management

When you think of “natural disasters” you don’t immediately think of “waste management”. But natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires can produce hundreds of tons of debris in a short period of time, disrupting the day-to-day waste removal process in affected communities. After a natural disaster hits, the first priority is restoring public health and safety as well as keeping communication open to the public. Businesses and franchise owners have a big responsibility to contribute to the economic recovery post-natural disaster — the faster they can get their businesses up and running again, the better equipped the community is to recover as quickly as possible.…

Food Waste… Don’t waste what is not waste at all.

Food WasteWhen businesses start to think about recycling and zero waste efforts they tend to start reducing obvious materials such as paper,plastic, cardboard and aluminum before focusing on food waste. This can be due to these recyclable products being easily monetized to generate profit for the business. However, by recycling food waste and other organic waste, disposal costs will in turn be reduced and continue to lower costs for the business. Recycling food waste is actually cheaper than sending the waste to landfills. If your business is already recycling paper, bottles and cans adding food scraps collection is a natural next step.…