Enhanced Tracker Reports

Enhanced Tracker Reports If you were eager to begin tracking 2016 recycling & waste data, you may have already noticed that we introduced our enhanced Tracker reports this month. The new reports, available in Tracker and Tracker Light, can be accessed by clicking the links in the side bar. We encourage you to log in to begin generating these new and improved reports.

Happy Holidays from Re-TRAC Connect! [Video]

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of the year again! Are you looking for a new way to create behaviour change this winter season? Check out Re-TRAC’s new technique. Watch the video!

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!

Target Field – The Greenest Ballpark in America

Target Field - The Greenest Ballpark in America While visiting the Twin Cities to exhibit at the 2015 AASHE Conference, Chris Ronson and I met with Minnesota Twins Stadium Operations Manager, Jase Miller. He graciously offered to give us a tour of the 39,021 seat, LEED-certified baseball stadium located in Minneapolis’ bustling Warehouse district.
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The Reign of Recycling Rebuttals

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A month ago, an opinion article questioning the merits of recycling was published in the New York Times. The response from the recycling community has been swift and decisive. In addition to a general sense of outrage that has inspired many passionate conversations, a lot of organizations have written articulate and effective rebuttals that lay waste to the inaccuracies and flawed logic on which the author bases his claims. While it’s unfortunate that we have to defend the industry from such spurious attacks, it’s been great to see the strength of the community’s response. And perhaps the discussion that has been generated will help more people learn the truth about recycling and gain a new appreciation for the importance of diverting waste from the landfill. We have assembled a collection of some our favorite rebuttals.
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New Features – November 2015

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Bringing New Features to the Table We have introduced a new style of tables to Re-TRAC Connect. The new tables include a search feature so you can easily find the data you’re looking for. You can also click any column header to sort your data in ascending or descending order.
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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

New Features – October 2015

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Pair with Existing User Program Managers Only Program Managers can now use the Register feature to pair a new organization with an existing user. Quickly select from a list of users already approved into the program, directory, or tool. This feature is especially useful when a member of your program reports on behalf of multiple organizations.
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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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    Back to School: Learning how to be green – it’s easy!

    Back to school The smell of fallen leaves, sharpened pencils, and bagged lunches is in the air and that can mean only one thing – it’s BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! All across North America, parents, students, and educators are getting ready for another year of learning the all-important “3Rs”: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! We’re here to help you start the year off right with eco-conscious back to school tips and tricks! Read more