(r)evolve helps businesses, governments, and organizations transition toward zero waste through:
Waste Stream (commodity) Characterizations
A waste stream characterization serves as a baseline to quantify the amount and types of waste generated in weight, and in carbon footprint -- a starting point to determine appropriate next steps.
Zero Waste* Plans
A zero waste plan provides an analysis of place-based options for reducing carbon footprint and landfill/incineration input. These plans detail a tailored and stepwise approach based on cost and carbon footprint for purchasing, packaging, transportation, energy use, and commodity reduction including upcycling, recycling, and composting options.
Zero Waste Implementation Strategies
Implementation strategies provide specific and detailed site-based actions for implementing zero waste plans. This includes education for staff and contractors, and procurement, including contractors, and equipment resources.
Zero Waste Events
More events are seeking zero waste elements to reduce their overall footprint. Our services include beginning-to-end, place-based zero waste event planning, implementation, tracking, and evaluation.
*The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) defines "zero waste" as "a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.
Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.
The key measure of performance toward ZWIA’s Zero Waste definition is diverting 90 percent of all discarded materials from landfills, incinerators and the environment.