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  • Getting Residents to Recycle

    Multifamily recycling is considered a challenge; however, it is possible for communities to establish and maintain successful recycling programs given the right tools and resources. A successful recycling program can be defined as one that achieves a high diversion rate, state or local goals, collects multiple types of recyclables, and makes recycling accessible to more people. The path to...
  • Recycling E-Waste in Your Multifamily Community

    According to the EPA, e-waste (electronic waste) amounted to 2.37 million short tons in 2009. The same year, only 25 percent of e-waste that was ready for end-of-life management was collected for recycling.  Hazardous materials, like mercury, lead, and cadmium, contaminate soil and water, and many states require that e-waste is processed and disposed properly. Many residents have lots of e-waste...
  • Greening Your Tradeshow Booth

    It’s that time again—tradeshow season! Exhibitors can easily take advantage of implementing eco-conscious practices at tradeshows, sending a powerful message to all attendees. Here are a few useful tips to help you succeed: The BoothBuild an exhibit that lasts. When purchasing your booth and display items, ask yourself this question: Can I reuse any of this? Think about the banners you’re...
  • Money (And Water) Down the Drain

    Everyone talks about water efficiency and rebates, but not many property managers realize the huge savings and environmental benefits associated. Apartment owners and property managers can easily cash in on cutting water usage while helping their community become more environmentally friendly. If you’re hesitant about the upfront cost of retrofitting, you should be aware that many properties can...

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