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MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets, was completed in 2010. Seating 82,500, the stadium has significant trash challenges. Prior to each football game, fans dispose of about 8.5 tons of garbage during tailgating, and another 8.5 tons inside the stadium during game time.
Earlier today I was reading a blog post on the National Restaurant Association web site, titled, " 7 Steps to Successful Cardboard Recycling." In the post, they stated that "many restaurant owners want to recycle, but don't know how or where to begin."
For over 40 years Burger King has been saying, "Have it Your Way." However, at Orwak, we like their 1994 slogan, "Value is King" even better. That's because for over 45 years Orwak North America has been in the business of turning waste into value.
Every year, millions of people visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the nearby Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Evelyn Hill, Inc., the National Parks Service's food concession operator, was looking for a way to streamline the recycling of beverage container waste and reduce trash volume on the islands.
Strategic Restaurant Group (SRG), owner of several TGI Friday's® restaurants in Florida, Pennsylvania and New York, was faced with a common dilemma shared by many successful restaurants - high customer turnover means more waste. Unfortunately, managing waste was consuming valuable staff time and haulage costs were significant.
According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, over 1500 workers are currently on site working on the $1.4 billion dollar Mercedes-Benz Stadium - the new home for the Atlanta Falcons. The new stadium is said to be setting "a new standard for multi-purpose stadium design, taking the fan and guest experience to new heights for football, soccer and other sports and non-sports events," according to AJC.com.
Running a recycling program in a large residential building can be a labor-intensive, time-consuming process. Take cardboard recycling: Unlike single-family homes with curbside pickup, a large apartment building can accumulate hundreds of boxes each week, which can quickly overwhelm maintenance and storage areas.
According to Emporis, the leading provider of building and construction projects worldwide, it was around 1870 when real estate values in lower Manhattan first created the need to build up into the sky. Due to technical advances in iron framing and elevators, the first high-rise buildings were constructed.
Twenty-four years ago USA Hostels opened its doors to the world's travelers by offering affordable accommodations in four California destinations: San Francisco, San Diego, Hollywood and Ocean Beach. Since then, they have received many industry awards and top rankings by Hostelworld, Hostelbookers and Trip Advisor.
SuperSandwich.com is a popular sandwich and salad restaurant in Shelton, Connecticut. Their mantra is "high-quality food served fast!" And with good reason. SuperSandwich.com serves 300 to 400 guests a day with most customers coming in during the narrow 11am to 2pm lunch window.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a popular destination for pleasure seekers who come to enjoy the rides, food, arcades and sandy beach along the Monterey Bay. With three million visitors attending the seaside area year-round, the maintenance team faced a considerable challenge managing its aluminum and plastic beverage container waste.
Over a decade ago, McDonald's franchise owner, Peter Miller, was struggling to find space for the hundreds of used cardboard boxes his restaurant produced each week. Due to the large amounts, employees simply mixed the cardboard boxes with the general trash in a corral outside the facility, creating the need for frequent trash pick-ups.
Some mysteries are good - even desirable. For example, a well written murder mystery can be both entertaining and thrilling. Not knowing is half the fun. However, when it comes to significant, long term purchases, nobody wants unexpected "surprises." Today's buyers want to know how price quotes are calculated.
How many things have you bought recently that you can imagine using continuously for the next 29 years? That's a tough one, isn't it? Twenty-nine years is a long time. I can think of a few things that were around 29 years ago that might still be in circulation ...like the Sony Discman, VHS players or desktop answering machines, but continuously used?
Who said balers were only for recycling cardboard? Not the folks at nine Starbucks locations in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. On any given week, approximately 2600 plastic milk jugs and syrup containers are collected, compacted, baled, picked up and sold by HMSHost, the company who manages the nine Airport Starbucks.
Too often the news we hear is negative. There is so much emphasis on bad choices or things that are going wrong. Yet, the truth is, there is also so many things that are going right, so many people making good choices and a lot of things happening that are positive.
Humans are funny. We often make decisions that we believe are for one reason, only to learn we may have subconsciously made that choice for another reason. For example, did you know it has been proven through research studies that people like others with the same first name more than people with different names upon meeting them?
Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, is a 180-acre community college serving 16,000 students. After years of watching recycled material get mixed in with their main trash stream, the school's Physical Plant Department decided they needed a better way to reduce trash pick-up costs while boosting the school's recycling rate.
If you own or manage a hotel, you know a lot about managing trash whether you like it or not. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), "A 300-room hotel can generate as much as three tons of waste per day.1 But did you know that this same research states that 60% of that waste is recyclable?
When you think of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Chicken. Of course! Even if you have never eaten at, or heard of, the New York City or Las Vegas Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, the name evokes an image of a scrumptious, juicy, golden-colored piece of crispy fried chicken.
If you're a Facility Manager, Recycling Manager or Superintendent, you know that small footprint balers are ideal for small spaces and indoor use. They are often more affordable than larger balers and have lower costs of ownership. But when it comes to choosing a small baler, how do you know which has the best ROI and which will withstand the test of time?
Roots Market is a full-service grocery store specializing in natural and organic produce, meat, seafood, grocery items and more. The market has a loyal following of customers who want to live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Like any grocery store, though, Roots generates a fair amount of waste from cardboard boxes.
Golden State Foods (GSF) is one of the largest food service suppliers in the world servicing approximately 125,000 restaurants in more than 60 countries. The GSF Waipahu distribution center located in Oahu, Hawaii supplies product to all 76 McDonald's and 84 Starbucks stores in the Hawaiian islands.
While reading my twitter feed this afternoon, I came across a post from the retailer Baskets Galore titled, " Should I Buy a Cardboard Baling Machine? The Potential Advantages." As I read this post, I was struck by the author's use of the phrase, Inverse Variable Cost (IVC).
A cardboard baler is a piece of equipment designed to crush and compact large amounts of cardboard into a single bale. This can be achieved in a few different ways, depending on the design of the machine, however no matter which way you do choose to do it, the upside is the same.
According to an article in the Cooperator New York, "If you had to name the single most valuable individual to your co-op or condo, who would it be? Certainly, your board president, managing agent, corporate counsel and accountant are key players. But boards and residents should never underestimate the importance of a competent, conscientious Superintendent.
Camerado Springs Middle School , located in the California Buckeye Union School District, had been looking for ways to reduce operational costs. When the school's facilities staff found out that they could save thousands on waste removal costs by compacting trash, they immediately placed an Orwak 5030 Trash Compactor in the Camerado Springs Middle School.
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