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The Benchmarking Map

Metrics  •  Waste and Recycling  

The Benchmarking Map

February 06, 2017, Roger Guzowski

How am I doing? At some point, you have to ask yourself that question. Maybe it’s to plot a strategic direction. Maybe it is part of a benefit-cost analysis. Maybe it is to validate the efforts of those who have participated in or supported your recycling program. But, whatever the reason, at some point you have to ask yourself how you are doing. And like any question, the answer often depends on your perspective.

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Measuring Net Improvements

Metrics  •  Sustainability  •  Waste and Recycling  

Measuring Net Improvements

March 20, 2014, Roger Guzowski

We talk a lot in absolute terms: “zero waste,” “zero emissions.” But what do we really mean? Are we talking about net improvements, or are we merely transferring problems?

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Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Strength in Numbers

Best practices  •  Metrics  •  Waste and Recycling  

Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Strength in Numbers

November 08, 2011, Roger Guzowski

In my last post, I talked about some of the pros and cons of both the “% discards recycled” metric and the “per-capita recycling metric”. One of the biggest problems with recycling rates, and one of the reasons that has led to people to call for their demise has been their misuse.

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Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Understanding Metrics

Best practices  •  Metrics  

Measuring Your Recycling Rate: Understanding Metrics

November 01, 2011, Roger Guzowski

I’m talking about the different metrics that we use to measure and contextualize our recycling data.

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Measuring Your Recycling Rate: How Do You Measure Up?

Best practices  •  Metrics  •  Waste and Recycling  

Measuring Your Recycling Rate: How Do You Measure Up?

October 27, 2011, Roger Guzowski

“What’s your recycling rate?” That term has been so misused and misunderstood over the years that my long-time colleague Jerry Powell of Resource Recycling Magazine called for the death of recycling rates in a recent editorial.

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