Posts by Carmine Esposito, National Waste Associates

Fast Track Your Sustainable Waste Goals ( … even when you lack the staff)

Recreation companies of all sizes can struggle to carve out the resources they need within their own pool of staff to optimally manage their waste management program.

This results in companies suffering from inflated waste costs, and inefficient and environmentally harmful collection schedules.

These inefficiencies can mount up to cost a business tens of thousands a year, as well as negative public relations. And they can leave any corporate sustainability goals dead in the water.

So how do you fast track your sustainability goals if you don’t have the staff?

The Benefits of Partnering with a Strategic Waste Management Company

A sustainable, strategic waste management company will work first to understand your current waste management program, performing waste audits and analysis to see the volumes and types of wastes that you produce.…

The Future is Transparent – ESG Reporting

In the past 24 months, there has been a significant spike in interest among investors and customers for socially responsible companies. Sustainable waste management is one of the key elements of a business’ ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) performance.

Entertainment and recreation companies that practice sustainable waste management are in a great place to benefit from this spike in interest, but only if practices are truly green, and reporting is entirely accurate and transparent.

What’s the cost if waste and other ESG reporting lacks the appropriate accuracy?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a word of caution on “potentially misleading” ESG claims – otherwise known as greenwashing – and is stepping up its regulatory scrutiny of ESG investment strategies.…

How Following The UN’s Sustainability Goals Can Help Your Business

This article delves into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and explores how businesses can use their waste efforts to take action to support them.

What exactly are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The UN laid out 17 sustainable development goals in 2015. These goals lay out the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet by 2030:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  1. Reduced Inequalities
  2. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  3. Responsible Consumption and Production
  4. Climate Action
  5. Life Below Water
  6. Life on Land
  7. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  8. Partnerships for the Goals

Adopted by 193 countries, the SDGs emerged from the most inclusive and comprehensive negotiations in UN history and have inspired people from across all business sectors and geographies to take positive action.…

Here are the Leading Waste and Recycling Initiatives Which Can Impact Your Bottom Line

The basic fundamentals of waste management — collect, sort, recover, dispose — are essentially the same today as they were over a hundred years ago. However, the methodologies of how we deal with each of these steps are always changing due to new technology, economic trends, and social changes. In fact, the industry might be changing even more quickly now than it has before.

Much of the world today is striving for zero waste (or heading in that direction); plastics continue to remain the focus of a recycling renaissance; reduction of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) is a focus; cities are considering new and different ways of controlling the market, and Artificial Intelligence is becoming more prevalent in guiding our hand at the bin.…

Diversion: Keeping Waste Out of Landfills

Humans tend to have a huge problem with waste. Most of us don’t know what to do with it, and so we pile it up in landfills. Out of sight, out of mind! While that used to be an acceptable practice, times are changing. Whether we are paying attention or not, the fact is waste in landfills is breaking down, emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, seeping pollutants into soil and ground water, and disturbing ecosystems as we continually bulldozed them in order to make room for more junk. By continuing to follow this cycle of produce-consume-dispose, it seems a logical conclusion that the Earth could eventually be covered in garbage.…