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Customer Obsession is the next revolution in the Waste Industry

Posted by Geoff Aardsma on Sep 17, 2017 10:07:00 PM

A tour of the floor at Waste Expo this year showed a clear trend in the variety of new technologies available to the waste industry.

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5 tech solutions for preventing illegal dumping

Posted by Geoff Aardsma on Sep 16, 2017 10:19:42 PM

As we reflect on 2015 and plan for 2016, many look to understand the pressures that affected their year.  While there were a wide variety of topics affecting the waste industry this year (see economics of recycling, ongoing commitments to CNG investments in the face of lower diesel rates, and exciting momentum toward reducing food waste), I wanted to write about a lesser publicized issue – illegal dumping.

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Technology is re-inventing waste management & it’s a good thing

Posted by Charbel Aoun on Sep 16, 2017 10:17:55 PM

Enevo began 5 years ago on the premise that technological advances could have a transformational impact on how we manage waste. Today this is a reality!

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Micro-waste impact in a macro-waste world

Posted by Geoff Aardsma on Sep 16, 2017 10:17:07 PM

The CABA blog post last December, “Small Business Needs to Engage in Paris and Beyond” stated a clear call to action for small businesses to join the efforts toward reducing their impact climate change. However, the achievement of sustainability goals can sometimes seem overwhelming to small companies – there are drastic measures that need to be taken in order to reach the goals set in Paris at COP21.

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The perfect storm for waste management?

Posted by Charbel Aoun on Sep 16, 2017 10:15:48 PM

Across the globe, presently we face a range of competing and conflicting challenges. Many of these could in some respects also be described as a series of “black swan” moments. The term “black swan” was coined by Nassem Taleb to describe events that come as a surprise and have a major impact but are also often rationalized after the fact to hindsight.

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Packaging, waste and the Jevons Paradox

Posted by Ashley Turberfield on Sep 16, 2017 10:10:34 PM

More sophisticated and effective food packaging has increased our culinary options, allowing more out of season and exotic foodstuffs to be available all year round.  This is great if you’re looking to grab something interesting to eat over your lunch break, but it isn’t necessarily good news once this packaging becomes waste.

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The disruption of the waste management industry is accelerating

Posted by Charbel Aoun on Sep 16, 2017 10:06:19 PM

Over the last two decades, technology has slowly but constantly become more embedded in our lives. As this has happened, this has also led to the costs continuing to fall, while the range of potential uses has dramatically increased.

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The ongoing march of technology in Waste Management

Posted by Jason Knowles on Sep 16, 2017 9:37:46 PM

A common perception of the Waste and Recycling industry is that it is very conservative, utilizing tried-and-true methods with little appetite for change.

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How smart waste management has increased efficiency at Hearts for the Homeless

Posted by Christy Hurlburt on Sep 16, 2017 9:30:55 PM

Hearts for the Homeless, is a not-for-profit charitable organization, set up in 1990 to feed the homeless in Buffalo, New York. Over the years, the organization has expanded to include collecting textiles, textile recycling and selling lightly used clothes. In considering ways to help the organization scale and grow their collection activities, they turned to Enevo to see if we could help them use data to increase efficiency and support future growth.

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Mother Nature and Missed Pickups: A Winter Storm Conundrum

Posted by Julie Bobola on Sep 16, 2017 9:16:00 PM

It's done! You've signed a contract, compiled a list of sites and number of waste bins at each, and set a weekly pickup schedule with the hauler. You have all your ducks in a row, how could anything go wrong?
 
Mother Nature has a fun theory about that.

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