Public Space Waste: From Eyesore To Amenity

Posted by Arthur Braunstein on 7/2/15 10:12 AM

A few days ago, a customer turned a phrase that embodies what Bigbelly does with surgical precision and profound understanding.

I was relating to her a personal experience. To celebrate a family milestone, we and our close friends visited a local restaurant with streetside dining. At the restaurant, we selected the perfect outdoor table to enjoy the warming spring weather. Halfway through the meal, one of our friends pointed towards the street and joyfully asked: isn't that one of your Bigbellys? In fact, we were sitting less than ten feet from a Bigbelly waste and recycling station. And people were using it.

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Topics: From Arthur's Laptop, Urban Waste Management, Community

Front of House Waste Collection: the Tip of an Operational Iceberg [Part 2]

Posted by Arthur Braunstein on 4/27/15 10:23 AM

By setting goals to reduce collections to no more than 8,000 per year (an 80% gain) and introducing recycling to the front-of-house, raising diversion to 40% higher than the current level, a single hospital on average could divert 50 tons of recycling from landfills. There are 5,686 registered hospitals in the United States alone, according to the 2013 AHA (American Hospital Association) Annual Survey. That’s 284,300 tons of recycling that could be diverted from waste landfills from US hospitals alone.

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Topics: Private Sector, From Arthur's Laptop, Healthcare

Front of House Waste Collection: the Tip of an Operational Iceberg [Part 1]

Posted by Arthur Braunstein on 4/20/15 9:17 AM

Front of house waste collection is the tip of an operational iceberg of every hospital’s day to day activities. What we see are trash cans, people disposing of and collecting trash, and from time to time overflows and litter.

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Topics: Private Sector, From Arthur's Laptop, Healthcare

Sustainability & Operational Efficiency in Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Arthur Braunstein on 1/13/15 3:10 PM

Trade-offs are a fact of life. Evaluating trade-offs can help set priorities, for example by making us confront options and select the ones that really matter. But in other cases, the long-term effect of trade-offs can lead to outcomes that we would prefer to avoid.

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Topics: Private Sector, From Arthur's Laptop, Healthcare

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