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Max-R Blog | Riding the Market | Stocks Graph

Riding the Market

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Several months ago, I wrote a blog entry called “Knowing what you’ve got” to try to help people understand that recyclables are commodities and to encourage people to recognize the various grades of material they might have. However, in re-reading that post, I wanted to return to that topic to help people understand how to use that information to market their recyclables.

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Max-R Blog | Window of Opportunity | Picture of Landscape

Window of Opportunity

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Sometimes timing is everything. Or if not everything, timing can sometimes have a significant impact on your program’s success.

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Max-R Blog | Know Your Campus, Part 3 | Overview of Campus

Know Your Campus, Part 3

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For part 3 of this “Know Your Campus” series, I am going to focus on location. Some folks in real estate are fond of suggesting that location is everything. I wouldn’t go that far, but location can have a profound impact on how you manage your recycling and sustainability programs. In terms of location, I would suggest there are 3 main categories of schools: Urban campuses, Semi-urban/suburban campuses, Rural campuses

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Max-R Blog | Know Your Campus Part 2 | Pencil with Coins

Know Your Campus, Part 2

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For this part 2, I am focusing on some of the differences between public and private schools. Every school has a complicated mix of funding sources, a lot of which I am going to gloss over (consider this the intro 100-level version). For those of you who are recent students making the transition to coordinator or who are folks new to working with schools, I am hoping this overview helps.

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Max-R Blog | Student Move Out Day, Part 4 | Donation Box

Student Move Out Day, Part 4

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Student move out day is coming (sooner than you realize). When the students are moving out, where do you want them to put their unwanted stuff? How do they know where to go and where to throw away/recycle/re-purpose that stuff?

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Max-R Blog | Different Than Home | Showcase of Bins

Different Than Home

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When you set up a recycling program, one struggle that you often encounter is that some people think they already know everything about recycling.

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Max-R Blog | Student Move Out Day, Part 3 |

Student Move Out Day, Part 3

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“I can’t believe what those kids leave behind.” If you do enough end-of-the-year student move outs, you hear that statement a lot. If you’re making that statement to note the number of opportunities that there are to recover valuable materials, and how much of a shame it is to see that stuff end up in a landfill, then we’re on the same page.

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Max-R Blog | The New Math, Part 5 | Low Emission Zone Sign

The New Math, Part 5

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A tremendous amount of the energy that we consume and greenhouse gasses that we emit worldwide comes from making “stuff.”

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Max-R Blog | The New Math, Part 4 | Money

The New Math, Part 4

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There is a new math of greenhouse gas accounting by which some people are viewing and evaluating everything. How do you use this math to show the impact of your recycling and sustainable materials management (SMM) efforts? And perhaps more importantly, how do you share that information with people not fully immersed in the climate change lexicon?

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