GBB Becomes SWEEP Member to Help Transform the Solid Waste Industry Towards a More Sustainable Future

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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
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Vienna, VA (September 5th, 2023) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance (SWEEP) standard non-profit group which aims to promote continuous improvement toward a zero-waste society that is environmentally restorative, economically productive, socially just, and to recognize and reward municipal and industry leadership in sustainable materials management.

As a member, the firm participates on key SWEEP Committees where GBB consultants will help shape and steer the SWEEP Standard:

  • Steering Committee:
    Steve Simmons – GBB President
  • Standards Committee:
    Morgan McCarthy, JD – GBB Project Manager
  • Waste Characterization Committee:
    Ricky Phillips – GBB Senior Consultant

By joining SWEEP, GBB will also gain access to research and best practices insights, professional development opportunities, participation in highly attended webinars, and the ability to contribute to developing industry standards.

“GBB’s mission is to help clients solve solid waste management issues by providing innovative, responsible, sustainable, and economical strategies and solutions to benefit communities and the environment. It is perfectly aligned with SWEEP’s mission to transform the solid waste industry and create a more sustainable one,” stated Steve Simmons, GBB President. “Furthermore, with GBB’s extensive experience and expertise and our thought leadership, I believe that we can positively contribute to SWEEP, helping set the agenda for the future and positively contributing to various committees.”

With its membership, participation, support, and commitment to a circular economy, GBB will help SWEEP achieve its goal of setting a national standard for the Sustainable Materials Management field. Collaborating with SWEEP’s diverse membership will also enable GBB to further amplify its impact and engage with peers with a shared sustainability vision.

About GBB

GBB is a carbon-neutral, award-winning, national solid waste management consulting and planning firm founded in 1980 that helps public and private entities solve their most challenging waste and material management issues. GBB’s mission is to provide safe, innovative, responsible, sustainable, and economic strategies and solutions to benefit communities and the environment. GBB advises clients on solid waste collection, processing, recycling, recovery, sustainable materials management, and environmentally responsible disposal and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities, and services.

GBB’s Vision:
A world where discarded materials are used as resources rather than wasted.

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