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The GBB Circular


Welcome to The GBB Circular!

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GBB consultants come from varying backgrounds and experience but share a passion for the environment in general, and solid waste management in particular. Our new blog, The GBB Circular, will help us to further contribute to the dialog and knowledge base in the industry by sharing ideas, observations, concerns and words of wisdom. We hope the blog will provide food for thought and spark important industry discussions.

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Greener Groceries: Solution or Pollution?

Greener groceries: Solution or pollution?

Going 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!

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Waste Industry’s Impact on Climate Change

Solid Waste Management

The 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.

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2020: The Year We Redid the “Re”

2020: The Year We Redid the “Re”

There 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.

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Solid Waste in the Age of Resilience

Solid Waste in the Age of Resilience

Per Jennifer Porter, 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.

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