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A Welcome Letter to the Next Administration

As a new administration readies to enter the White House, GBB’s Corinne Rico, Ricky Phillips & Ashlea Smith urge the federal government to join our nation’s solid waste and environmental professionals to inspire the country’s fight against climate change and promote equitable communities and a resilient economy.

Corinne Rico Quoted in Article on Industry Facing Risks and Opportunities from Climate Change

Corinne Rico
Worth reading: a very well-researched Waste Dive feature on the growing number of large companies, in the waste and recycling industry, that have set new targets relating to their greenhouse gas emissions, or pledged to do so in the coming years.

Greener Groceries: Solution or Pollution?

Ricky PhillipsGoing green can have unintended consequences sometimes. In Waste Today, GBB Consultant I Ricky Phillips discusses food delivery services that serve a good purpose, but not without putting a material burden on clients. Food for thought!

GBB Remains Open

Despite serious interruptions to the business community, GBB remains available for your solid waste management planning needs during this difficult time.

While we must comply with local regulations and abide by travel restrictions, we continue to serve our clients remotely. As a company, we have access to most virtual meeting platforms and are accustomed to teleworking. In fact, most of the consulting services we regularly provide are completed remotely.

Be well, stay safe, and keep in touch.

Waste Industry’s Impact on Climate Change

Corinne Rico - The Waste Industry's True Impact on Climate ChangeThe industry accounted for just 2% of the GHG emissions in the U.S. in 2018. But it only includes emissions from landfills, wastewater treatment, and composting. Corinne Rico paints a more complete picture and suggests a full-cost accounting approach to capture the true impact of the industry on climate change.

2020: The Year We Redid the “Re”

Kate VasquezThere are a lot of “re” words in the solid waste management industry: reduce, reuse, recycle, renew, recover, etc. With COVID-19, as Kate Vasquez discusses in Waste Today, a lot of other “re” words are used on a daily basis, including “resilience” which is about flexibility, adaptability, and, often, even complete transformation.

Solid Waste in the Age of Resilience

Jennifer PorterPer Jennifer Porter, in Waste Today, climate change is a chronic stress and a pandemic is an acute shock in resilience theory. Both give us an opportunity to assess and redesign plans/procedures and she challenges the industry to dare to make our solid waste systems more sustainable and resilient.

Conversion Technologies and the Needs of Front-end Processing Systems

Brad KelleyIn Waste Today, Senior Project Engineer Brad Kelley, who has worked on the concept and design of a multitude of processing systems, talks about how advancements in processing technology and equipment have the capacity to revolutionize the capabilities of many conversion technologies.

Harvey Gershman Honored with MSW Legacy Award

MSW Legacy Award 2020As it commemorates its 30-year anniversary, MSW Management magazine honors 30 professionals who have made significant contribution to the advancement of the solid waste management industry during the past 30 years with MSW Legacy Awards. Congratulations to Harvey Gershman, GBB Founder Owner Associate & Co-Founder, who was presented with the award!

Steve Simmons Interviewed on Industry’s Resiliency During Pandemic

Steve SimmonsIn Waste Dive’s in-depth article on the coronavirus-induced economic disruption, the waste and recycling industry’s adaptability, flexibility and resiliency are cited by GBB President Steve Simmons and other professionals as the driving force in keeping operations going. What’s ahead and how the pandemic will likely reshape the industry are also discussed.