Safe and Sustainable: COVID safety protocols in the workplace break room don’t have to trump sustainabilityBefore COVID-19, sustainable, environmentally friendly products and packaging were growing in demand, especially in office coffee service (OCS). Companies made formal commitments to source bulk products instead of single-serve, seeking OCS supplies made with recycled, recyclable, and compostable materials to be responsible stewards of the environment.
This week, Stifel released its latest solid-waste industry update, “Top 10 Trends in 10 Years in Solid Waste: A Mixture of Recurring and New Ideas.” The financial-services company has published such a list for several years – and in the past, the trends have not changed meaningfully one year to the next. “Solid Waste tends to be evolutionary, not revolutionary,” Michael E. Hoffman notes. This year, however, “there is nothing like a pandemic to shake up our thinking.”