Arrow Value Recovery Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:43:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 More Beer. Less Waste. /beer-less-waste/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=beer-less-waste /beer-less-waste/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:40:41 +0000 /?p=1314 It’s hard to get closer to the core of America than with American sports fans. If America actually has a top religion, it would have to be sports, given the number of devotees, the hours of worship spent, the dollars contributed, the passion, the zeal and, in some cases, the blind faith. So when data...

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Sustainability and Jury Duty; Say What? /sustainability-jury-duty-say/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sustainability-jury-duty-say /sustainability-jury-duty-say/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:02:45 +0000 /?p=1239 Sustainability and Jury Duty; Say What? If you’ve noticed a slacking in my blogging rhythm, you can attribute it to my seven-and- a-half-week empanelment on a jury for a trial that wasn’t anticipated to last nearly that long. Yet there are always lessons to learn, and some are not easily learned vicariously. Seven and a...

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P-P-P-Paper /p-p-p-paper/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=p-p-p-paper /p-p-p-paper/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:50:09 +0000 /?p=1236 P-P-P-Paper In my recent blog “Stop. Don’t Recycle That,” I put heavy emphasis on the first R of the sustainability mantra – namely, REDUCE. In our digital world, it’s easy to forget about paper and its environmental costs. I continuously get reminders from companies that insist that I should get all my information from them...

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Newly Launched SERI Succeeds R2 Solutions /newly-launched-seri-succeeds-r2-solutions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=newly-launched-seri-succeeds-r2-solutions /newly-launched-seri-succeeds-r2-solutions/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:56:41 +0000 /?p=1232 Newly Launched SERI Succeeds R2 Solutions R2 Solutions recently announced the formation of a new nonprofit organization called Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), which will succeed R2 Solutions in developing and promoting the R2 Responsible Recycling Standard. With R2 Solutions ceasing operations, its board of directors, staff and R2 Technical Advisory Committee will be transferred...

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R2 Solutions’ Next Generation: SERI /r2-solutions-next-generation-seri/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=r2-solutions-next-generation-seri /r2-solutions-next-generation-seri/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:44:33 +0000 /?p=1229 R2 Solutions’ Next Generation: SERI In 2008, the first version of the R2 Standard for Responsible Recycling was published, but you probably didn’t hear about it then, and that’s perfectly normal. Both the R2 and e-Stewards standards grew out of collaborations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, nongovernment agencies (NGOs), concerned businesses and other government...

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An Unusual Response to a Data Breach: Adviser Recommends Ousting Directors /unusual-response-data-breach-adviser-recommends-ousting-directors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unusual-response-data-breach-adviser-recommends-ousting-directors /unusual-response-data-breach-adviser-recommends-ousting-directors/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:42:21 +0000 /?p=1227 An Unusual Response to a Data Breach: Adviser Recommends Ousting Directors One of the most newsworthy data security breaches during the past several months involved a retail giant that has been suffering countless problems since the incident was revealed in December. The holiday data breach compromised tens of millions of customer credit and debit card...

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Stop. Don’t Recycle That! /stop-dont-recycle/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stop-dont-recycle /stop-dont-recycle/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:31:31 +0000 /?p=1224 Stop. Don’t Recycle That! In an age where green is the new black, somehow the mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has been reduced to simply “Recycle.” And that’s a problem. When we think about sustainability from the point of view of conservation of resources, both energy conservation and materials conservation, the first injunction will always...

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‘E-waste’ Finds Its Way into the Dictionary /e-waste-finds-way-dictionary/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=e-waste-finds-way-dictionary /e-waste-finds-way-dictionary/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:31:26 +0000 /?p=940   ‘E-waste’ Finds Its Way into the Dictionary Once upon a time there was a newspaper editor who, whenever a reporter asked how to spell a word, would throw a copy of the dictionary across the newsroom, striking that poor reporter in the head. This wasn’t some lightweight, dog-eared paperback copy of the dictionary, but...

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Sustainatopia’s Sustainable Strategies — A Gem of a Conference /sustainatopias-sustainable-strategies-gem-conference/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sustainatopias-sustainable-strategies-gem-conference /sustainatopias-sustainable-strategies-gem-conference/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:45:13 +0000 /?p=938 Sustainatopia’s Sustainable Strategies — A Gem of a Conference Sustainability, like every other domain I know, suffers from “silos.” In medicine, I look for holistic practices — practices that treat the whole person rather the parts, practices that seek root causes rather than simply address symptoms. In sustainability, I embrace systems thinking. Systems thinking requires...

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Times Change but Pirates and Thieves Stay the Same /times-change-pirates-thieves-stay/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=times-change-pirates-thieves-stay /times-change-pirates-thieves-stay/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:13:03 +0000 /?p=632 Times Change but Pirates and Thieves Stay the Same In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa led the first European expedition west to cross the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean. Rodrigo de Bastidas and Christopher Columbus had already visited the Isthmus years earlier, but Balboa was the first to connect the Atlantic...

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