TM14 - Zero Waste: TRUE Stories and More

Monday, November 18 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Meet at Tour Desk « Back

Abstract Text:

Transitioning to zero waste is a daunting task for many organizations. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) Printing Plant, eWaste ePlanet and Emory University have tackled their zero-waste initiatives, and will share their strategies & success stories on this tour. AJC became the nation's first newspaper press to achieve TRUE Zero Waste certification at the Gold level, and attendees will explore how the facility redesigned its waste and recycling operations to meet this aggressive goal. eWaste ePlanet is working to responsibly address how end-of-life electronics are managed. Attendees will visit their facility that robotically processes over 200 material streams and learn more about the challenges with this key waste stream. Finally, Emory University overhauled its entire waste management system in January 2018 in pursuit of its goal to divert 95% of waste from landfills by 2025. See how food service, residential living, and community spaces have been designed across the University in support of achieving zero-landfill waste at Emory.

Learning Objectives:

Summarize tangible and intangible benefits to a TRUE Waste facility certification

Discuss the effectiveness of the waste management hierarchy, recycling commodity market trends and employee engagement in a successful waste management plan

Discuss design, infrastructure, and process changes made on both the operations and customer-facing sides to reduce and divert waste

Compare and contrast three approaches to waste diversion for commercial facilities


Event Type: Tour > Session