This month we had a very exciting month for our Zero Waste Initiatives led by Community Coordinator Christina Brandt! With a passion for sustainability, she has taken Green Spaces green initiatives to heart beginning with a focus on our waste policy.
On March 2nd, she led a group of Green Spacers on a tour to understand more about what happens to our waste at the headquarters Alpine Waste and Recycling.
Alpine’s Altogether Recycling facility offers the most comprehensive recycling program available in Colorado, with the widest breadth of acceptable items. Additionally, Alpine was the first waste and recycling company in Colorado to utilize natural gas collection vehicles, utilizing a cleaner-burning, domestically produced fuel.
Alpine was the first company in the Denver metro area to collect Organics (compostable material), and the first waste and recycling company in Denver to develop a compost processing facility. Finally, utilizing state of the art technology, Alpine is the only company to provide its customers Automated Sustainability Reports, which allow its customers to see precise waste diversion results, compare their performance versus similar businesses, and understand the impact of their recycling efforts on the environment.
And to make her initiatives even more exciting, we received our best sustainability report to date - a 90% diversion rate last month and the best diversion rate of any company Alpine has worked with! Way to go Christina and the members of Green Spaces!