STATE OF RECYCLING: Confronting contamination

Posted by Tyler Munro on Thursday, November 1, 2018 11:27 AM

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), U.S. solid waste infrastructure currently scores a C+. This places it squarely in the “Mediocre, Requires Attention” category.

Not exactly a glowing review, is it?

But it’s not a shock, either. At least, not if you’ve been following the news lately.

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Topics: State Recycling, Statewide Communications, China Ban, National Sword Ban

How to survive the China Ban: Identifying the problem

Posted by Tyler Munro on Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:48 AM

Under a year ago, China passed its now-infamous National Sword policy, banning the import of 32 categories of solid waste and setting a 0.5% contamination standard on all accepted recyclables.  

Since then, a lot has changed.  

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Topics: China Ban, National Sword Ban

Why branding your program matters

Posted by Tyler Munro on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:00 AM

When people think branding, multinational corporations like Apple, Google and Coca-Cola come to mind. But nowadays, everyone’s getting a piece of the pie. Even people have brands (the Kardashians, anyone?). Municipal governments, too. And, strange as it might sound, your solid waste program should also have a brand.

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Topics: Recycling Outreach, Resident Outreach, Technology

STATE OF RECYCLING: Taking a leadership role

Posted by Tyler Munro on Monday, September 17, 2018 12:34 PM

When it comes to recycling communications, most of the officials we speak to at the state level want to do more, but it’s tough.

In many ways, they’re handcuffed.   

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Topics: Recycling Education, Recycling Outreach, State Recycling, Statewide Communications

The network advantage

Posted by Tyler Munro on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 9:00 AM

Networks are everywhere.

Every day, you access them—sometimes without even knowing it. Your mobile device is connected to a network. So is your computer. Chances are, you use a social network to stay connected to friends and family. Today, you might even use an information network like Wikipedia, or a shopping network like Amazon.

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Topics: Recycling Outreach, Resident Outreach, Technology

Make your program better with 'What goes where?'

Posted by Tyler Munro on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:30 AM

The best weapon against contamination is recycling knowledge. When residents know what is and isn’t recyclable in your community, they make smarter disposal decisions, which directly benefits your solid waste program. 

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Topics: Recycle Coach Technology, contamination, Resident Outreach, Community Outreach, What goes where?

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