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Max-R Blog | Improving the Economics of Your Recycling Progam | Pile of Trash

Improving the Economics of Your Recycling Program

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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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Max-R Blog | How On Earth Do You Reach Students | Recycling Logos

How On Earth Do You Reach Students?

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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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Max-R Blog | Surviving a Waste Audit, Part 2 | Overfilled Garbage Bins

Surviving a Waste Audit, Part 2

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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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Max-R Blog | Garbage Bags | Surviving a Waste Audit Part 1

Surviving a Waste Audit, Part 1

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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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Max-R Blog | Words formatted as a Butterfly |They're Coming, Are you Ready? Part 2

They’re Coming. Are You Ready? Part 2

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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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Max-R Blog | They're Coming Are You Ready? Part 1 | Graduation Caps

They’re Coming. Are You Ready? Part 1

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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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Max-R Blog | Recycling Program Evolution Part 2 | Garbage Truck Disposal

Recycling Program Evolution, Part 2

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It is this intermediate phase that seems to be the most complicated for many programs to get through. Every transition from one phase to the next takes planning and hard work. But in over 20 years of working with recycling programs, I have seen more programs get stuck in this intermediate phase of their development than any other. Some spend decades in this phase whereas others progress through it relatively quickly to get to the integrated sustainable program that they really want.

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Max-R Blog | Recycling Program Evolution Part 1 | Newspaper Recycling

Recycling Program Evolution, Part 1

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Every recycling program goes through 3 stages: Pilot Program, Intermediate phase, and Integrated into daily facility operations. Understanding where you are in the evolution of your recycling program is an important tool.

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How High Aesthetic Recycling Bins Help to Promote Your Sustainability Efforts

How High-Aesthetic Recycling Bins Help to Promote Your Sustainability Efforts

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Because people cannot see most aspects of your sustainability program, believing your sustainability promotion takes a certain element of faith. As such, that promotion can be greatly enhanced or badly derailed by the visual cues that people do see.

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