The Exchange Waste Management Program

In existence for more than 100 years, the U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service (The Exchange) offers merchandise and services to U.S. troops, National Guard and Reserve, military retirees, and their families worldwide. The organization earned $277 million in dividends in 2011 for men and women serving in the armed forces. Through a partnership with RS&H to reduce waste and improve its environmental footprint, the organization is now positioned to enhance these dividends by another $2.6 million annually.

RS&H was able to quickly evaluate The Exchange’s waste operations and recycling activities and offer solutions, including effective waste diversion alternatives and improved recycling efficiency with the potential of returning more than 400 percent in revenue. The solutions have ultimately helped The Exchange move toward its goal of net zero waste while enhancing its bottom line.

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The Exchange