Media: Online & Blog

As a national regenerative forerunner, the media loves Ei! On-line and blog articles are the most popular media format.

National Geographic Channel Virtual Discussion

Ei is featured in a National Geographic Channel virtual discussion re: Has Reliance on Fossil Fuels Irreversibly Damaged the Planet based on their Breakthrough: Energy on the Edge documentary. The ZWA Blog article, Alternative Energy: creating solutions or potential disasters?, gives a reality check perspective. The IMPACT Blog article, Alternative Energy: embracing the creative spirit, gives a counterpoint perspective.

Waste Dive Article

Waste Dive published an article on an interview with Ei Founder Holly Elmore re: Zero waste: An attainable goal? Holly pointed out the most important factor to zero waste success is a matter of culture. In addition, Holly emphasized zero waste is a team endeavor including complete employee, supply chain and community involvement. The article covers zero waste success from the “big picture” perspective.

Are Your Recyclables Being Recycled? Author Alison Lara explains the underlying reasons for challenges in recycling systems across the nation and why too often the final destination is a landfill. Zero Waste Zones Director Holly Elmore is quoted on taking the holographic approach to developing successful recycling systems. Holly also emphasizes the importance of staying optimistic and taking baby steps.

Why Aren’t Restaurants Recycling? – In his article quotes, Chris Moyer, National Restaurant Association Conserve Program Director, communicates restaurants do want to recycle and education is key to success recycling program participation. ZWZ Director Holly Elmore is also quoted in the article on the potential cost-savings inherent in recycling the heavier materials, organics and glass.

NRA News Blog

Composting No Longer Fringe Activity for Restaurants – A major deterrent to composting has been the lack of facilities that accept organic restaurant waste and allow it to decompose. But that obstacle is disappearing as demand soars and many areas speed up the permitting process, explains Holly Elmore, CEO of Zero Waste Zone, an initiative to reduce what’s dumped in landfills.

Foodservice Equipment Reports

NRA Zeroes in On Waste, Sustainability – Under the umbrella of its “Conserve: Solutions for Sustainability” environmental initiative, the National Restaurant Association has teamed up with an Atlanta-based nonprofit program and a Chicago culinary school in separate efforts to lower restaurant waste and expand sustainability efforts.

Cities of Change – Atlanta is included in one of five cities of change along with San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Austin. The Zero Waste Zones are the sole reason for Atlanta’s included in the article.

Comment on the article:
On behalf of the City of Atlanta, we are thrilled to be included in this list. We applaud the incredible work that is being done by Holly Elmore and the Green Food Alliance to realize the Zero Waste Zones. It is revolutionary and making a true difference in Atlanta.
Mandy Mahoney, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta