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Busch Systems Is Sustainable


“When I founded Busch Systems in 1981, it was because I had a passion for the environment and the exciting developments that were occurring in the recycling industry.  Thirty years later, our commitment to the environment has only increased and our Sustainability choices and actions have become central to our values and corporate culture.

Our core philosophy of ‘People, Planet, Product’ guides us in our eco-responsibility, helps in the growth and enrichment of our staff and their families, and aids in looking after our local community and people around the world.  When we make decisions, such as recently installing Living Green walls which benefit our employees and the environment, we know it doesn’t necessarily benefit the financial bottom line.  However, we believe that by doing the right things, that all of the right things come back!

Specifically in our Sustainability practices, we recognize that by constantly striving to reach a higher standard of environmental responsibility, we can encourage our colleagues, suppliers and clients to do the same. Making the right choices takes inspiration, education and participation.  We’ve made lots of choices we’re proud of and have many more steps to take and we hope to share our success stories with you, and celebrate those others make.”

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2017 Recycling & Sustainability Goals!

As part of our annual planning process at Busch Systems, we have always set Sustainability goals for our company to achieve by year's end. By choosing to share our 2015 sustainability ambitions and results with our customers and partners, this will encourage us more than ever to reach and surpass our objectives and critically evaluate our results. We look forward to sharing our 2015 progress with you!

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Soaps and Sanitizers

Switch to eco-friendly soaps and sanitizers

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Recycling Streams

Recycle all streams available in our city

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LED Lightbulbs

Change all lightbulbs to LED

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Paperless Accounting

Go paperless in our Accounting Department

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Add living walls to our building

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Reduce Packaging

Reduce excess packaging by 15%

Busch Garden

Expand Busch garden by 30%

Reduce Energy

Reduce energy consumption by 5%

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Reduce Water

Reduce water consumption by 5%

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The Busch Systems Team Getting Social

5 Ways to Re-Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

5 Ways to Re-Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Coffee truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Now, I’ll admit, as a coffee lover through and through, I am a little biased, but between the health benefits and various ways you can...

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How to Address The Growing Concern of Disposing E-waste

E-waste, also known electronic waste refers to the electronic products that are dumped if they no longer work or have become obsolete. It isn’t unusual to see the life of electronic gadgets becoming shorter...

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06 February 2017 - 07 February 2017

SUMA: Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association Convention

The 112th SUMA Convention has become the largest annual trade show of its kind in North America. The 2017 trade show will be held February 6-7, 2017 at TCU Place in Saskatoon and guess what? Busch Systems...

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07 March 2017 - 09 March 2017

National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo

The National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo is a 3-day event packed with networking, facilities management training and product discovery.  From March 7-9 NFMT 2017 attendees will receive tons of information...

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Our highly caffeinated, passionate team spent the last few years creating a collection analytics software and sustainability information hub to help you recycle better than you ever thought possible! Sign up for the Resource Center today and see how we can all recycle better, together.
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Recycling Your Success!

Sustainability Stories

We love a good yarn about diversion victory! Those in the know are aware that great sustainability often comes with hard work and lessons learned.  Over the next year, we’ll be sharing our own accomplishments and challenges and we’d love to hear about yours….and if you are using our bins you could also qualify to receive some cold hard cash back on your next order. Bins or no bins, we’d love to hear your oh-so-green and sustainable stories.

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By The Numbers

Recycling & Sustainability Facts

It’s difficult staying on top of recycling facts and even more difficult ensuring they’re up to date and accurate. This page will always be the best source for recycling and sustainability facts. We have eco-minions working around the clock to ensure that every fact is as accurate as can be while coming from the most reputable sources.

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Making A Difference In How We Build

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

We believe that the fun of innovating is should not be left just to the tech giants of the world.  Innovation is the by-product of creativity and regardless of industry, is essential for evolution.  Thirty years ago, we began with one (good lookin’!) blue bin and an innovative spirit.  That attitude has served us well as we have evolved alongside the recycling industry to design collection solutions that are ahead of the stream.  Our Research & Design team is comprised of big personalities with bigger ambitions to create the best products for our clients. They eat innovation for breakfast and we’re sure glad they do! Visit our innovation page to see what’s new and what’s upcoming from us this year.

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Leed Information

Get LEED Points from Busch Systems Containers!

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGCB). Find out how to receive LEED points via recycling and waste containers here!

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Sustainability Report

Recycling & Sustainability Facts

Every year, we at Busch Systems will post an annual Sustainability Report showing what we’re doing as an organization to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as provide how we’re promoting sustainability to our clients, partners, communities, families and friends. Stay tuned!

PDF Coming April 2017