Archive for July, 2017

Rightsize Your Bottom Line

Reduce waste expenses by only paying for what you throw out.

When looking at where to reduce business expenses, the last place you might look is in the garbage. We notice when a bin is over-flowing, but we may not recognize that it’s half empty. And there’s a good chance your waste hauler is not giving you the heads up. Trash haulers profit from you NOT noticing.

When you initially set up trash services at your business location, you were most likely given an industry average size bin.  The amount of waste your business generates might have changed since opening or will change with seasonality and market conditions.  …

Recycle Your Bulbs and Reduce Your Liability

Many states are requiring businesses and individuals to recycle used light bulbs.   If you are currently located in AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, IL, LA, MA, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NY, PA, RI, VT, WA, or WI, it is illegal to throw used bulbs into the garbage and landfills. With this list growing every month, companies need to enact a formal procedure to prove they are compliant.

Why is it so important to recycle used light bulbs? These bulbs contain mercury, which is extremely hazardous waste and is a major health risk for humans and animals that come in contact with it.…

Everyone wants to be Green. Where do we start?

Online Advice Doesn’t Always Help:
Green advice is cheap, I’m offering it now. Sure, it may seem easy to have google lead you in the right direction, but your home town gardening blog might not offer the most comprehensive thinking on reducing your organizations carbon footprint. Thanks to the internet, there have been hundreds of editorials and advice columns published that offer environmental advice. It’s a buzz in every industry. Whitepapers and blogs have changed the landscape in how we approach our work. Anyone can consider them self an expert or a source of information. It’s a tricky job to find a definitive guide to a sound sustainable development plan tailored for their organization’s need.…