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Whether in daily operations or at a special event, organizations are looking for more ways to implement sustainable practices and reduce the waste they create. Recently, using our expertise in materials management and waste reduction, NSF worked with E-Reuse Services to make the 2018 Electronics Reuse Conference (ERC) in Nashville, Tennessee a waste-free event. To achieve this, we implemented several strategies that proved successful and found several key considerations and takeaways from the event.
With help from The Compost Company, a local Tennessee sustainable waste solutions organization, the Hilton Nashville Downtown and E-Reuse Services, a total of 2,061 pounds of waste were diverted from the landfill. The total amount of diverted waste included:
Jamie Bush, Senior Business Development Manager of Sustainability at NSF, said, “If we were able to divert this much waste from landfill over the course of just three days, imagine the impact that companies could have diverting waste over an entire year.”
“Going into ERC’s fifteenth year, we wanted 2018 to be a year of innovation. We made a number of significant additions and changes to the agenda and we added an official ERC app. It was a year of firsts right from the beginning. When NSF approached us about the idea of taking the event waste-free, it struck the perfect tone at the perfect time.” – Mike Cheslock, Co-Founder, E-Reuse Services
“It was such an honor to have the NSF event at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Our team was inspired by the waste-free efforts that the group made and will use the example it set to help us to continue to improve with our green programs.” – Jeff Webb, General Manager, Hilton Nashville Downtown
“NSF, the Compost Company and the team at the Hilton Nashville Downtown were spectacular to work with. Everyone was fully invested in the objective and committed to making it a success. The process was perfectly seamless, and the conference attendees and sponsors were excited to be a part of it.” – Sarah Cade, Co-Founder, E-Reuse Services