our Values and services

(r)evolve is founded on a commitment to zero waste and a full-circle economy that by definition, imply a dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability. We strive to further the application of waste reduction principles and thereby further improve the environment by ensuring that the strategies and practices we promote are accessible and affordable for all.

(r)evolve helps businesses, governments, and organizations transition to a more circular economy 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.

Event Greening and Zero Waste Events 
More events are seeking to establish sustainable practices, including zero waste elements to reduce their overall footprint.  Our services include creating event sustainability policies, establishing baselines, identifying relevant and material impacts of each event and working to mitigate those impacts, as well as tracking, reporting, and verifying metrics. 

*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.