The RUBICONMethod™ is a six-step system for setting up and maintaining a successful business recycling program. Following the familiar acronym “DIVERT,” the six steps stand for Determine, Initiate, Vocalize, Eliminate, Roll-out, and Track.
Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. Based on the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle), we want to provide our cities and businesses with a practical guide to help them improve their waste programs and initiatives on waste reduction.
Proving waste diversion success can often be harder than achieving it. Fortunately, certain waste partners offer verified sustainability reporting platforms that track detailed waste data from source to disposal site, allowing you to see exactly how much waste your business is producing (by location) and where it’s going.
No new plan is perfect and breakdowns that result in the contamination of waste streams will occur. Identifying such weaknesses is not a mark of failure but rather an important step in continuous improvement.
While some businesses simply aim to recycle more, other businesses choose to set defined sustainability goals. Programs such as TRUE Zero Waste Certification system are designed to help businesses and facilities of all types define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals.