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Everything I Know I Learned from Where?

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One of the trickiest parts of running recycling or sustainability on a college or university campus is education. Implementing recycling education at an institution whose very mission is education runs into a lot of potential pitfalls and conflicts.

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Max-R Blog | Learning to Bunt | Baseball Batter

Learning to Bunt

EducationPlanningWaste and Recycling

What did you do today to help get some runners on base and some points on the board?

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Max-R Blog | Getting Home Safely | Recycling Truck

Getting Home Safely

OperationsPlanningWaste and Recycling

In my decades in the recycling field, I have seen a lot of facilities, seen a lot of recycling plans, and had a lot of conversations about recycling programs. Yet one that will always stick with me was on a tour of a recycling processing facility in which there was an operations manager who said very proudly, “our number one goal is to make sure our people get home safe at the end of the day.”

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Max-R Blog | It's Nothing Personal | Cardboard Box Reuse Recycle

It’s Nothing Personal

Best PracticesPlanningRecycling Topics

Beyond personal interests and motivations though, there is a series of “business decisions” that drive all of the decision-making at any institution or business. Understanding these drivers is often the key to getting the support that you need for your program.

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Max-R Blog | Balance Recycling Drivers | Think Global Act Local

Balance Recycling Drivers

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We focus a lot on making recycling easy. We try to make it easy for waste generators to recycle. We try to make it easy to understand. We try to make recycling bins easy to find. Hopefully we focus on trying to make it easy for staff to collect. Yet somehow, too often, we forget to make recycling easy to support. Making your program easy to support is critical to getting the administrative support that you need to sustain the program.

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Max-R Blog | Paved with Good Intentions | Math Algorithms

Paved with Good Intentions

Waste and Recycling

As I noted in my last couple of posts, recycling rates do have value as a benchmarking tool. So how did we get to a point where folks are decrying recycling rates and calling for their end? This is really a case of the road to Hell being paved with good intentions.

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Max-R Blog | Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Strength in Numbers | Plant Growing in Plastic Bottle

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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Max-R Blog | Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Understanding Metrics | A + B = C

Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Understanding Metrics

Best PracticesMetrics

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

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Max-R Blog | Measuring Your Recycling Rate: How Do You Measure Up? | Measurement of a Plant

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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