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filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 1, 2001

Hartford, CT

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/hartford-ct/

2000-2001 In 1998, ILSR met with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to explain how programs like HUD’s Hope VI (which provides hundreds of millions of dollars annually to demolish buildings) could use deconstruction to renovate public housing in an environmentally-sound manner, while helping HUD meet its Section 3 (community investment) obligations. At… Continue reading

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Article, Resource filed under Deconstruction, Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jul 1, 2001

ILSR’s Waste to Wealth E-Bits — Vol. 2, No. 1

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ilsrs-waste-to-wealth-e-bits-vol-2-no-1/

E-Bits highlights ILSR’s Waste to Wealth Program work, from creating jobs and recycling-oriented enterprises, to recycling policies that close the loop locally, to model waste reduction initiatives. Continue reading

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Resource filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Apr 1, 2001

Building a Deconstruction Company: A Training Manual for Facilitators and Entrepreneurs

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/building-a-deconstruction-company-a-training-manual-for-facilitators-and-entrepreneurs-2/

ILSR’s manual provides an excellent resource for anyone interested in starting a deconstruction company. No matter whether you are an entrepreneur, community-based organization, construction-related company, or governmental organization, this manual will introduce to you to many of the steps needed to form a deconstruction company. The manual takes the reader from setup and funding, to… Continue reading

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Resource filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 9, 2000

Building Savings: Strategies for Waste Reduction of Debris from Buildings

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/building-savings-strategies-for-waste-reduction-of-debris-from-buildings-2/

This fact sheet packet profiles seven building projects—from new construction to renovation and deconstruction—that are recovering 42 to 82% of materials otherwise destined for disposal. Policymakers wanting to encourage building material recovery, building owners and developers interested in green building design, and contractors seeking a competitive edge will find this document useful. Continue reading

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Article, Resource filed under Deconstruction, Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 1, 2000

ILSR’s Waste to Wealth E-Bits – Vol. 1, No. 2

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ilsrs-waste-to-wealth-e-bits-vol-1-no-2/

E-Bits highlights ILSR’s Waste to Wealth Program work, from creating jobs and recycling-oriented enterprises, to recycling policies that close the loop locally, to model waste reduction initiatives. Continue reading

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Local Initiatives Leverage Extended Producer Responsibility

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/local-initiatives-leverage-extended-producer-responsibility/

This Facts to Act On describes local initiatives to spur extended producer responsibility such as networking with industry in a voluntary approach, passing local resolutions, banning products that harm the environment, and developing purchasing protocols that encourage environmentally sound products. Efforts in Los Angeles, the Pacific Northwest, Minnesota, and elsewhere are covered. Includes links to… Continue reading

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Article, Resource filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 14, 2000

ILSR’s Waste to Wealth E-Bits — Vol. 1, No. 1

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ilsrs-waste-to-wealth-e-bits-vol-1-no-1/

E-Bits highlights ILSR’s Waste to Wealth Program work, from creating jobs and recycling-oriented enterprises, to recycling policies that close the loop locally, to model waste reduction initiatives. Continue reading

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Resource filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2000

Building Savings: Strategies for Waste Reduction of Debris from Buildings

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/building-material-recovery/

This fact sheet packet profiles seven building projects-from new construction to renovation and deconstruction-that are recovering 42 to 82% of materials otherwise destined for disposal. Policymakers wanting to encourage building material recovery, building owners and developers interested in green building design, and contractors seeking a competitive edge will find this document useful. Continue reading

filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Feb 14, 2000

Serving Diverse Populations with Recycling

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/serving-diverse-populations-with-recycling/

Serving Diverse Populations with Recycling by Mark Jackson 2000This case study, prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board, identifies barriers communities may face in delivering recycling services to diverse populations (multi-ethnic, low-income, tourist, student, elderly), and features how cities are overcoming these challenges. Continue reading

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Special Events

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/special-events/

Recycling at Special Events by Kelly Lease 2000This case study, prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board, will help event organizers to reduce waste and local planners to establish programs and policies to encourage event recycling within their jurisdictions. It highlights efforts in California and elsewhere. Continue reading

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Office Building Models

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/office-building-models/

Mini Trash Bins Help Office Settings Reduce Waste 50 Percent and More by Brenda Platt 2000Taking away people’s trash cans to reduce office waste is a novel concept-a concept that is spreading and resulting in high waste diversion. The heart of the system is making employees responsible for their trash by replacing their deskside trash… Continue reading

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Apartment Building Programs

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/apartment-building-programs/

Recycling in Multi-Family Dwellings by Kelly Lease 2000This case study, prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board, features programs and policies to encourage recycling in multi-family dwellings. It documents programs in Central Costa Contra, Davis, and Malibu (CA) as well as examples from across the U.S. Complex Recycling Issues: Strategies for Record-Setting Waste Reduction… Continue reading

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Food Scrap Recovery

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/food-scrap-recovery/

Food Waste Recovery by Brenda Platt, 2000 This case study, prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board, features food recovery initiatives in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz County. It details collection systems for the commercial and institutional sector, collection of residential food discards with yard trimmings, and on-site composting of private sector food… Continue reading

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Case Studies of Innovative Recycling Strategies Prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/case-studies-of-innovative-recycling-strategies-prepared-for-the-california-integrated-waste-management-board/

These five case studies of innovative recycling strategies were prepared for the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) to help jurisdictions meet the state’s 50% diversion goal. Each case study details model programs, costs and benefits, tips for replication, contacts, and resources for more information. Food Waste Recovery by Brenda Platt This case study features… Continue reading

Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jan 10, 2000

Product Stewardship in British Columbia

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/product-stewardship-in-british-columbia/

This Facts to Act On examines product stewardship programs and policies in place in British Columbia, Canada: its deposit-refund system for beverage containers and its household hazardous waste stewardship program (covering used motor oil, paints, solvents, flammable liquids, domestic pesticides, gasoline, and pharmaceuticals). Continue reading