Restaurants across the country are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious in their recycling efforts. Recycling waste materials helps ease the burden on overcrowded landfills, decreases pollution in the land, water and air, and contributes to the use sustainable resources. Composting is a natural way to recycle organic material into a rich soil amendment that can be…Details
According to a recent survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association, roughly two-thirds (about 65 percent) of all operators questioned say they now have a recycling program in place at their restaurants. And while the number of restaurants that recycle their wastes is growing, there are still thousands that do not. Is your restaurant one…Details
As a retailor commercial property owner or manager, you may have considered implementing green practices onsite at your property, but weren’t sure how or where to start. Or perhaps you’ve been held back by the number of variables involved in the process. You may have asked yourself questions like: What type of receptacles or other…Details
As a retail center owner or manager, you are constantly assessing your property and reevaluating operations so that they run more efficiently and cost-effectively. But have you ever assessed what really goes out with the trash? Yes, even waste removal can be streamlined!
Citing a recent report published in Waste Age regarding a proposed statewide commercial food waste ban as well as funding to support anaerobic digestion in Massachusetts, Wast Cost Solutions CEO Michael Mintz says that there is increasing pressure on individuals and businesses to reuse and recycle as many materials as possible. “The Massachusetts Department of…Details
In an effort to better serve its clients, Waste Cost Solutions has joined the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) and the National Association for Convenience Stores (NACS), two established trade associations that have a strong history of advocacy for their memberships in those respective industries. RFMA is a trade association created by and for restaurant…Details
As federal and state regulations regarding recycling practices and disposal of wastes increase, businesses would be wise to go environmentally proactive, says Michael Mintz, CEO of Waste Cost Solutions. Citing California’s passage last year of a Mandatory Commercial Recycling law in an effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions, he notes that businesses around the country…Details
As landfills become increasingly overburdened, there is a growing movement in America to prevent large amounts of food waste generated by commercial operations from being disposed at these sites. States and cities across the country are passing legislation to place limits on the amounts and ways in which commercial organic waste is disposed.
As national awareness of environmental responsibility grows, so has that of the business sector — notably the restaurant industry. In fact, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) estimates that 82% of the country’s restaurants now participate in recycling and sustainability efforts, with an eye on continuously implementing new practices that will help them operate more efficiently…Details
Retail and food-service operations as well as some municipalities across the country are making the move toward reducing their wastes and demonstrating their commitment to environmental responsibility through zero waste initiatives. These programs divert waste from landfills through recycling efforts, charitable donations and more.