November 2016

Along with Paper Shredding Equipment, Document Destruction Services Look for Material Handling Solutions

By Jennifer Taylor November 28, 2016

You've acquired a facility, industrial paper shredding equipment, and all the hoppers and balers you could ever need. What other machinery will you need to get your document shredding service off the ground?

The answer, as in so many industries, is ergonomic material handling equipment. Commercial document shredders often handle hundreds of tons of fiber every month. When they sell bales of shredded ledger to recycling operations, those bales usually weigh at least half a ton each. These are considerable loads, and without appropriate tools, you might submit staff to significant ergonomic risks.

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Ergonomic Solutions for Hotel Waste Management

By Jennifer Taylor November 21, 2016

What's the best way to keep housekeepers safe during hotel waste management tasks? Unsurprisingly, it's all about ergonomics. Here are the basics:

The average hotel guest leaves about 2 pounds of waste behind for every night they stay, reports industry site Green Hotelier. Hotels might have hundreds, even thousands, of rooms per floor. Two pounds per night per room can add up quickly, and somebody has to move that waste through the disposal stream.

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University Food Waste Challenges: Sustainability and Workplace Safety

By Jennifer Taylor November 14, 2016

Studying can be hungry work. When college students load up trays at the campus dining hall, though, they often overestimate their appetites. That’s why lots of uneaten food ends up in the garbage at dining halls across the U.S.

Every year, the average college student creates 142 pounds of food waste, reports NPR. That adds up to 22 million pounds of wasted food every year, most of which is destined for a landfill.

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Ergonomic Waste Disposal in School Classrooms and Cafeterias

By Jennifer Taylor November 7, 2016

Public schools across the nation struggle with ergonomic waste disposal, but a 2010 study out of Minnesota highlights the issue with hard data.

First of all, school children have a habit of throwing away a lot of food. In fact, 23.9 percent of the school waste identified in the study consisted of uneaten food. That's the highest single type of waste generated in Minnesota's public elementary, middle, and high schools.

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