Tag Archives: Waste reduction

OSHA: workplace safety & health align with sustainability

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GreenBiz magazine sat down with Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), and discussed how sustainablity is a movement providing “leadership, innovation and going beyond simple compliance” and that “worker engagement is one of the fundamental tenets of a comprehensive safety and health program.”

Michaels noted in the Q&A that “Worker engagement is one of the fundamental tenets of a comprehensive safety and health program… Worker engagement… Read More

Turning Trash Into Cash: Building a Cost Effective Zero Waste Program

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JLL’s Solid Waste Program Manager Ana Wyssmann debunks the myths surrounding zero waste programs and discusses tools that businesses can use to achieve zero waste. This topic will be discussed in greater detail at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference in Washington D.C. (November 18-20).

For more information on this speaking session, please click here. To register for Greenbuild, please click here. 

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The Business Case for Commercial and Industrial Waste Conversion

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Contributor Kyle Goehring, JLL’s VP of Alternative Energy Services, discusses waste conversion as a strategy for organizations that seek to reduce their waste output. This topic will be discussed in greater detail at Infocast’s upcoming Waste Conversion Development and Finance Summit at the Law Offices of Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, IL (September 29-October 1, 2015). To register for the summit, please click here. 

As more and more organizations identify and publicly state their sustainability objectives,… Read More

Bye Bye Baggie

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Michael LaRussa
Solid Waste and Recycling Program Analyst

California banned the use of plastic bags last month, when Governor Brown signed SB270 on September 30. The bags will first be phased out of supermarkets and large grocery stores starting July 2015, followed by convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The legislation sets a statewide standard and expands coverage beyond more than 100… Read More