RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts presents case studies featuring Ecos Properties, a commercial real estate company that transformed a large-scale renovation project into an impactful reuse and recycling initiative, and Worleybeds, a mattress manufacturer and retailer with a strong mattress recycling program that diverts hundreds of tons of material from disposal per year.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts presents a case study on Johnny’s Luncheonette, an iconic diner in Newton with robust recycling and food waste diversion programs. Johnny’s Luncheonette partners with local environmental groups, such as Green Newton, on a variety of sustainability initiatives, and shares information on their food scraps composting program with customers through interactive signage.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts presents a case study and instructional video featuring a Structure Tone interior renovation project in Boston that demonstrates source separation of construction and demolition materials. Structure Tone aims to model waste diversion processes that can be replicated at other construction projects to keep C&D materials from going for disposal, reduce carbon emissions,…
Learn how Brandeis University, a research institution in Waltham, implemented a dorm and public space recycling program with support from RecyclingWorks, and established a performance plan for their food service provider focused on eight sustainability goals.
Learn how Home City Development, Inc. (HCDI), a non-profit real estate developer based in Springfield, worked with RecyclingWorks to salvage materials for reuse during their renovation of the historic Elias Brookings School.
After receiving a failed load letter for excessive amounts of cardboard in the trash, Wyman’s Liquors made simple changes to their recycling program. Learn how Wyman’s came back in compliance with Massachusetts waste ban regulations and diverts 90% of the materials generated on-site. See the previous Wyman’s Liquors Case Study (2012) to learn more about…
Learn how The Lenox Hotel has maintained a successful food waste diversion program for 4 years, donating over 80 meals per month and diverting 312,000 pounds of food scraps for composting each year. See the previous Lenox Hotel Case Study (2014) to learn more about program implementation.
Learn about food donation practices at two businesses as they partner with food rescue organizations to successfully divert nutritious food from disposal and provide it to people in need.
Learn about Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel’s waste diversion efforts through single stream recycling, source separation of food scraps, and food recovery program.
Learn about UMass Amherst’s food recovery efforts across the food recovery hierarchy, including source reduction, donation, and composting.