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measuring your recycling rate strength in numbers | max-r blog

Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Strength in Numbers

Best PracticesMetricsWaste and Recycling

In my last post, I talked about some of the pros and cons of both the “% discards recycled” metric and the “per-capita recycling metric”. One of the biggest problems with recycling rates, and one of the reasons that has led to people to call for their demise has been their misuse.

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Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Understanding Metrics

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I’m talking about the different metrics that we use to measure and contextualize our recycling data.

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Measuring Your Recycling Rate: How Do You Measure Up?

Best PracticesMetricsWaste and Recycling

“What’s your recycling rate?” That term has been so misused and misunderstood over the years that my long-time colleague Jerry Powell of Resource Recycling Magazine called for the death of recycling rates in a recent editorial.

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Improving the Economics of Your Recycling Program

Recycling ProcessWaste and Recycling

With a modicum of understanding about recycling markets, you will be able to significantly improve the economics of your recycling program.

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How On Earth Do You Reach Students?

EducationSustainabilityWaste and Recycling

I have been asked some version of that question more times that I can count by more people than I can count. But the same question is asked in many different areas of many different target audiences: residents, employees, etc.

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surviving a waste audit part 2 | max-r blog

Surviving a Waste Audit, Part 2

OperationsPlanningWaste and Recycling

I think anyone should experience a full-blown waste sort at least once. As a learning experience, it is a real eye opener. However, I don’t think it is often necessary to determine whether or not you should target something for recycling or waste reduction efforts.

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surviving a waste audit | max-r blog

Surviving a Waste Audit, Part 1

OperationsPlanningWaste and Recycling

Whether you are just starting out, or trying to figure out what to do next, you can’t divert stuff out of the trash if you don’t know what’s available in the trash to be diverted.

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they're coming are you ready pt 2 | max-r blog

They’re Coming. Are You Ready? Part 2

EducationSustainabilityWaste and Recycling

In part 1 of this post, I talked about how much the world has changed. I urged readers to think about their recycling programs and to update them accordingly. The question is how?

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they're coming are you ready | max-r blog

They’re Coming. Are You Ready? Part 1

EducationSustainabilityWaste and Recycling

The class of 2015 is almost upon us (the year in which the entering 1st year class will graduate from a traditional 4-year college)

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