Sunsetting Tracker Light: Why we are retiring the free tool

Sunsetting Tracker Light

Over the past few months, we have invested our time & resources into improving many of our Re-TRAC Connect solutions to ensure that your user experience, management tools, and analytical reports are optimized.

It is common with most improvement projects that before we make changes, we need to review the current usage patterns. This meant taking a good, hard, and honest look at each of our solutions, including our free tool Tracker Light.



Does your organization have a growth mindset?

Does your organization have a growth mindset? Emerge Knowledge Design was recently selected as a finalist in the Environment category of the Spirit of Winnipeg Awards. It’s a huge honour to be one of the 24 finalists recognized for their innovative ideas and contributions to the community.

RecycleMania – Game on!

RecycleMania - Game on As the February 4th registration deadline approaches, universities and colleges across North America are gearing up for the 16th annual RecycleMania competition.

Is your university or college participating?

If you haven’t already registered, here are 7 great reasons to join over 400 of your colleagues from across North America:

Emerge’s Year in Review [Infographic]

Emerge Year in Review Infographic With only a few weeks remaining in 2015, we decided to take a look at our sustainability efforts to-date. Have a quick look at Emerge Knowledge’s waste diversion success in 2015! Check it out!

Highlights of the 2015 Resource Recycling Conference

Resource Recycling 2015 This year’s Resource Recycling Conference was another great success. Informative sessions, impassioned keynotes, and everyone’s favorite community-building event, Party-TRAC, all helped to make RRC 2015 a memorable experience.
Check out the slideshow for highlights from this year’s conference. Read more

Managing and Transforming Waste Streams – A Tool for Communities

Managing and Transforming Waste Streams Tool
  • Is your community adopting a new diversion goal but don’t know how to determine the number?
  • Are you considering a mandatory organics recycling subscription for households but aren’t sure if you should include businesses as well?
  • Have you wanted to develop a network of local businesses to repair, refurbish, and market used products but don’t know where to start?


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    Organics close to home – a Winnipeg perspective

    wpgorganics If you’ve been to a sustainability conference in the last year, you’ll agree that food waste is often the “topic du jour”. My fascination with organics management really took off after I had the opportunity to hear Jen Rustemeyer & Grant Baldwin present at the Washington State Recycling Conference in 2014. They produced and directed “Just Eat It” a documentary that asks the questions:

    “Why are we throwing over 40% of our food in the garbage?”
    “How much of it is edible?”


    These aren’t easy questions to answer but I was sure that I wanted to be a part of the solution so this week I attended the City of Winnipeg’s Organics Diversion Strategy Symposium. Here’s the symposium synopsis: Read more

    Top 5 reasons to attend the Resource Recycling Conference

    resource recycling We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend recycling conferences across North America each year. This year has already seen many noteworthy events including Kyle Wiens’ keynote at AOR and National Recycling Coalition President, Mark Lichtenstein’s presentation at the Michigan Recycling Conference. Now entering it’s sixth year, the Resource Recycling Conference (RRC) has been the gathering place for industry leaders across the continent and this year will not disappoint. We are extremely excited for this year’s RRC in Indianapolis, IN and here are our top five reasons why: Read more

    Let’s WRAP – Boosting plastic film recycling [Slideshow]

    Let's WRAP Plastic bags and other polyethylene film wraps (i.e. dry cleaning and bread bags, case wrap on paper goods and drink bottles, and other plastic films) can be a huge headache for MRFs, but let’s face it, they aren’t going away. The good news is that Re-TRAC users have tools available at their fingertips to make a big difference. The Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) helps reduce or eliminate unwanted plastic film from the curbside stream by directing it to where it is wanted – the retail collection infrastructure. WRAP provides educational and outreach tools for state agencies, local jurisdictions, and community organizations looking for a way to manage plastic bags and film in their communities. Read more