A Solid Waste of a Summer: A Millennial’s Perspective Part 1

By Christopher Galantino, Cornell University, President Cornell Sustainability Consultants, SWEEP Intern During my junior year at Cornell, I got involved with the Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (SWEEP) after SWEEP Founder, Rob Watson (who also created the LEED standard), came to Cornell for the annual Business Impact Symposium. I was offered a summer internship with […]

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Defining Sustainable Materials Management for Local Communities

By Susan Robinson, Senior Public Affairs Director, Waste Management; Member, SWEEP Steering Committee Twenty to thirty years ago when we were first thinking about city-wide recycling programs, we saw recycling as an important way to reduce our environmental impact by reducing the use of virgin resources.   We measured our success by the amount of material […]

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