Month: July 2020

Q&A: Bin There, Done That…Probably Shouldn’t Have

Jybe’s editor recently had a chance to (virtually) sit down with a former corporate account manager at Athens Environmental Services, for a Q&A about some of the intricacies of our recycling and waste systems. It seems like there’s an exception for every trash collection rule, so we tried to cover some of the most frequent …

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Forever Chemicals in Food Packaging: We Need Less of this Fiber in Our Diets

Fiber bowls have become nearly ubiquitous in to-go foodservice over the past 6-7 years, largely in response to a rising tide of laws banning Styrofoam and single-use plastic in eco-conscious jurisdictions. Unfortunately, we’re just trading one environmental health problem for a different sort. Even more than the ambiguously labeled ‘bio-plastic,’ fiber bowls evoke a sense …

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stack of wrapped plastic utensils

How the GoJYBE App Will Directly Reduce Plastic Waste

How You Can Use The GoJYBE App To Promote Sustainable Restaurants Attacking a problem that’s literally been piling up by-the-ton since the 1950s is not easy, but it also never gets any better if we don’t start somewhere. Any way you choose to look at single-use plastic statistics can be paralyzingly scary, (especially when considering …

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5 People Companies & People to Follow That Are Working To Wake Everyone Up

Here are some great follows for less plastic waste activism. Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of companies, leaders and organizations who have made commitments to be plastic-free and work tirelessly to get others to take the pledge. Their blogposts, site and emails are incredibly informative and worth subscribing to. Follow them on Instagram …

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5 Words or Phrases You Need to Know To Talk Sustainability

We are breaking down some of the most commonly used sustainability words and phrases that are often misused and misunderstood. Facts on Business Sustainability: 1. Greenhouse Gases Greenhouse Gases  are pollutants created mostly by human activity that trap the sun’s heat in our atmosphere, causing the temperature of our climate to rise over time. Most …

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Portrait of Alison Diamond, CEO

On Restaurant Sustainability: A Letter From Alison Diamond, Chief Executive Officer

In so many ways, JYBE is responding to the statement, “I wish I’d known.” We created JYBE for all the people who’ve wished they’d known before ordering their meal that a restaurant would send their food in a mountain of plastic containers. We created JYBE for people like me who were totally unaware their recycling …

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