Rethinking Repair

Rethinking Repair

By Mark Peterson We’ve all heard the news reports that recycling is dead, not sustainable and the myriad of other reasons to justify why we should all feel better about just throwing all our stuff in the landfill bin. There is definitely some truth in these reports...
Foxes in the Hen House

Foxes in the Hen House

By Mark Peterson It is no secret that we are being overrun by the ever increasing amount of plastic that deluges us every day. Just about everything we use in our modern society has some sort of plastic component to it. Even our glass bottle with a metal lid has the...
Complex Conundrums

Complex Conundrums

By Mark Peterson Sustainability pursuits don’t exist in vacuum and despite our hopes and dreams they are still subject to Newton’s 3rd law of Physics. We sometimes refer to this law loosely as action-reaction, where the force exerted is the action and the force...
Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

By Mark Peterson The world of waste reduction and the embracing a full Toward Zero Waste ethos has taken me to many different and interesting businesses and I am continually learning new things. Recently, we conducted a support site follow up for one of our long...
Late to the Party

Late to the Party

By Mark Peterson Recently the Business Round Table, one of the most powerful lobbying groups for Corporate America, decided to finally join the sustainability party – well at least kind of. The group includes some of the world’s most influential business...
The Future of Food Recovery

The Future of Food Recovery

By Mark Peterson I am fascinated and similarly appalled when diving deep and learning more about our solid waste systems. Still, I revel in thinking big about ways to solve the challenges facing our communities and our planet. In my time here at Sustainable...