Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Waste Management articles below.
This manufacturer of recycling, compost, and waste containers has developed a free recycling and waste collection analytics software application that provides facility management useful insight into waste management activities.
At the Minnesota Twins stadium, cups and other concession related products will be kept out of landfill with the help of a partnership with Eco-Products, Inc.
This document highlights the results that a number of facility management teams at convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, and other public assembly spaces have achieved through the use of LEED green building rating system.
A new tool within ENERGY STAR Portfolio enables facility executives to quantify waste.
The February 2017 issue features the 2017 Facility Executive Of The Year. Plus, a look at in-building cellular, waste management, the building envelope, emergency preparedness, flooring, and our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
The first technology company to achieve Zero Waste Facility Certification, Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters.
Participants in the most recent Challenge included grocers, restaurants, educational institutions, sports and entertainment venues and more.
Recycling programs and requirements have been in place for decades. An emerging area impacting facility management is the handling of organic waste.
The EHD Bin Dumper can empty material directly from a container into production, recycling, or waste handling equipment.
In September 2014, Diamond announced that it had achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, becoming the first American-owned folding carton manufacturer to do so.
Recycling the volume and variety of materials used in facilities requires planning and communication.
Your trash may be treasure for some other organization...or vice versa!
April 22, 2014, marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.
Processing organic waste for a second purpose can significantly reduce what goes to landfill.
One facility manager is looking for ways to eliminate hauling fees for recycling.
A partnership between NSF and Sustainable Waste Solutions helps facilities divert waste from landfills, ensuring the waste is reused, recycled, or processed as waste to energy.
IFMA publishes a free educational resource produced in association with the IFMA Foundation as part of popular how-to series.
At the university, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are markedly lower and environmentally friendly methods of waste management have significantly increased the percentage of solid waste material that is recycled and kept out of the landfill.
Cigarette waste is recycled free of charge through a program launched by TerraCycle and facilitated by funding from Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co.
Designed to enhance safety, these tubes feature steel enclosures that attach to the bottom of the company's recycling carts, trucks, or containers.
Featuring laser cut designs, this decorative sawgrass waste receptacle is the newest member of Witt's Covington Collection.
This UN Certified container is suitable for collecting and transporting oil-based paints and stains, paint thinner, degreasers, aerosol paints, household batteries, and other hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
Facility managers implement this program for the collection, storage, and transport of the organic waste generated at their sites. Each program is designed based on the volume of organic waste typically generated.
The 2012 FEC Award winners completed a variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 pounds of electronics.
How facilities dispose of printer cartridges and other office supplies has an impact on the environment, for better or worse. Reusing and recycling printer...
These containers can be configured and reconfigured to meet current and future recycling needs.
The restaurant company's 2012 report addresses projects in eight categories. Suppliers recognized in another report.
A pile mentality doesn't cut it when it comes to handling waste. Ensuring materials do not unnecessarily end up in a landfill is a prime goal of a waste management plan.
Charged with keeping the Jetson household neat and tidy, the fictional Rosie has essentially met her modern day match: Dr. R.E. ("robotic environmentalist") Cycler—an educator AND a machine with a true purpose: to explain the ins and outs of recycling.
This "smart" compactor optimizes customer service to eliminate unnecessary pickups.
The company has partnered with the Student Conservation Association to foster and teach environmental stewardship in a variety of job types.
The right equipment can help facility managers to keep polyester (PET) strapping and steel banding out of landfills.
Managers can optimize their facilities' waste streams with diversion and recycling.
The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs.The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,