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its organizational structure in order

to see how recycling could be better

incorporated into waste management.

Our partnership is mutually beneficial

as diverting from landfill benefits Royal

Waste, too.” Since then, Royal Waste

has developed Material Recycling

Facility machines to assist with waste

management, as well as reduce its

carbon footprint. Bivens takes a similar

approach with supply chain. “I work

closely with our Head of Supply Chain,

Rick Melvin, and I speak to a great

number of the companies that we

work with and question the need for

their methods. Whether it is the type of

plastic being used, the amount of packaging,

or their transportation methods,

together we challenge the vendors

with ways in which they can improve

upon their carbon footprint. We may

meet with opposition but, more often

than not, they understand that if we

do what is environmentally correct,

then the bottom line takes care of itself.”

For an initiative to truly take form, it

needs to be embodied by the employees

of a company. From a change

management perspective, Bivens

reflects that some individuals who

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