1. Episode 153: Turning Coffee Waste into Carbon Neutral Energy Drinks
On this episode of NothingWasted! we speak with Paul Evers, CEO & co-founder of Riff. With the goal of exploring all of the possibilities the coffee plant has to offer, Riff looked to the often discarded coffee fruit, cascara. Using this ingredient they've formulated a very eco-friendly and healthy beverage.
2. How Portland Maine’s Compost Drop Offs Are Working
With a goal of zero waste by 2050, the New England community of Portland, Maine has implemented several aggressive waste aversion practices; perhaps the most successful of which being food scrap drop-off and composition services. In 2021 five 24/7 drop-off locations were opened with three more scheduled to open this year. The program collects roughly 15 tons of waste each month.
3. Episode 154: Servant Leadership: How to Build a Strong Culture in Your Organization
Sit back and listen to this episode of GetWasted! all about servant-leadership culture. We speak with Aaron Bradley and Mike Schwalbach about this leadership style and all of the benefits it has had on their respective communities and organizations. Though this practice isn't fit for every organization, several takeaways can be had from this discussion.
4. Scaling the Use of Ocean-Bound Plastics
A session at WasteExpo titled "Scaling the Use of Ocean-bound Plastics: A Story of Circularity" had several highlights as speakers from brands that use ocean-bound plastics discussed the topic at hand. Finding the intersection between doing something positive for the environment and using it to propel your business, Chad Rabe, Maxmillian Michieli, and Rick Wilson share their experiences.
5. Waste and Recycling Fire Season Has Officially Started, May 2022 Sees Most Fires Ever
In May 2022, a total of 49 fire incidents were reported from waste and recycling facilities in the United States and Canada. This is the highest reported month since 2016. Sharing his perspective and insight, Fogelman walks readers through possible solutions to mitigating this incline.