About 130 million tons of waste per year go into landfills in the U.S, producing at least 130 million tons of CO2 equivalent emissions. Most of these emissions come in the form of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Landfills aren’t just an eye sore of growing piles of waste; they can also be a major source of pollution. They emit by-products like dioxins and leachate (a toxic liquid that is formed when waste breaks down in the landfill and filters through waste), which, when left untreated, can leach into the soil, contaminating water sources, plants and even food for future generations.…
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the United Nations General Assembly are a “blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.”
Goals to drive growth, address risk, attract capital and focus on purpose.
Adopting SDGs can help media companies drive growth by offering a collective framework to address today’s pressing issues. Media companies can participate in SDG efforts and make their company more resilient for the future. Mirroring the UN’s SDG goals could be a valuable template for TV/Film, Newspaper, Radio, and the entire media industry. SDGs address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, waste, peace, and justice.…
The age of transparency is here, and with it comes the dawn of waste accountability for media companies. From key investors requiring factual ESG reporting and the SEC crackdown on verifiable ESG metrics to the development of blockchain-style supply chain recording – we are headed for complete transparency as a sign of business resiliency.
Media company investors want transparent ESG reporting
A growing number of investors and stakeholders are integrating media company ESG reporting into investment decisions; click here to learn more about how sustainable waste management helps you achieve ESG objectives.
Media companies are ripe for commencing efforts to collect data and report on their waste diversion efforts.…
The consensus among staff and leadership of media companies is a desire to take action on waste diversion measures. But there remain industry-wide roadblocks to taking action. Knowing where to start, tracking waste data, having a trusted waste partner, and assigning in-house responsibility are just some of the common hurdles to fully developed waste reduction programs.
Taking control of waste data
Lack of or poor waste data has been reported as a common problem for multi-site media companies. Giant national haulers that own landfills benefit from this lack of waste transparency. In such scenarios hauling half loads to the landfill becomes profit for a hauler but a carbon, time, and cost vampire to you.…
Guests seek entertainment to escape the everyday. But research shows consumers don’t necessarily want to escape responsibility from sustainability. The psychological relief of seeing waste reduction efforts in action help guests have a better experience visiting their favorite entertainment facilities. Leveraging technology and partnerships can help increase guest awareness and engagement on waste efforts. It also helps create a more educated consumer base for future sustainability initiatives.
- 6/10 consumers are willing to change their shopping habits to reduce environmental impact
- 8/10 respondents indicate sustainability is important for them
- 70% would pay a premium of 35%, on average, for sustainable and environmentally responsible brands
To fully engage guests on their desire to be more sustainable, two areas can be leveraged: 1) innovative waste reduction technologies and 2) waste reduction partnerships.…