Location: Owen Sound, Ontario
Description: The SummerFolk Festival is held at Kelso Beach Park, during August in Owen Sound Ontario. For this year’s 43rd SummerFolk, organizers partnered with the Grey Bruce Sustainability Network and Busch Systems to assist with a waste audit at the festival. The audit was performed during the festival with the primary goal of establishing a baseline of the current diversion rate and stream composition. During the entire festival 4,014 lbs. of refuse was generated. The SummerFolk Festival baseline diversion rate was 38%. This report reviews how much refuse was produced, where in the festival grounds and at what time. This report provides recommendations on how SummerFolk can work to achieve an 80% diversion rate or higher similar to other successful festivals.
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Description: Suite Success implemented a new green initiative in 2018 with the ultimate goal of going zero waste. With the help of Busch Systems and the Resource Center, Suite Success is on target to hitting their goal! Learn more about their sustainability journey.
Location: Unity, Maine
Description: Unity College was the first college in the United States to base its curriculum on a framework of sustainability science. Learn how implementing Busch Systems recycling, waste and organics bins helped Unity increase their diversion rate to almost 49%!
University of Manitoba
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Description: University of Manitoba transitioned their campus receptacles to Busch Systems Waste watchers, hanging Waste Baskets & 65 Gallon Carts. The transition resulted in a diversion increase of 52%! Learn more by reading the full case study.
Keep America Beautiful
Locations: Atlanta, Boston, Houston and San Diego
Description: A study commissioned by Keep America Beautiful, sponsored by PepsiCo, using Busch Systems Hanging Waste Baskets, showed using these containers at work desks decreases contamination in recycling bin by 20%! Learn more statistics from this research study.
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Description: Oregon State University worked with Busch Systems to create an “All In The Hall” three-stream program consisting of paper recycling, container recycling and waste. Learn how this new program decreased their contamination rate and increase their diversion rate!