Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Storm Water Runoff and Storm Drains

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Storm drains are a huge source of water pollution in the United States.  Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground; parking lots and other paved areas prevent storm water runoff from soaking into the ground. Storm water can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Trash Compactors

on October 16, 2015 the Bad and the Ugly, waste management and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Trash compactors may not be your first thought when thinking about sustainability in your grocery store, but they play a key role in your waste stream.  Keeping your trash compactor in top condition like the one above is important. A compactor misaligned to its chute (see photo on the right) can not only create a […]

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