E-Waste in the Facility: Plague or Profit?

Getting rid of the trash is a function that frequently falls to facilities management. As trash equates to waste, trash itself is a worthy target for the sustainability-minded, the economically minded, and the efficiency-minded. Eliminating the root causes of waste typically translates to less use, less spend, and even process optimization. Take paper, as an…

Invisible Consumption

“Consumption,” another word for tuberculosis, is still a major killer even though it doesn’t get a lot of mainstream press. “Consumption” in the form of the goods and services we consume – particularly in the United States – gets a fair amount of press from the sustainability community. Consumption is a part of everyday life;…

The Problem with Little

We love the convenience, the portability, the mobility of little. No one seriously considered hauling a desktop computer to work, on the plane or to the beach. Those were simpler times. Simpler end-of-life handling, too. Thinner, sleeker, and lighter are hallmarks of the marketing strategy that inoculates consumers with the obsolescence bug long before functionality…