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Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 6, 2013

Earning Rewards For Recycling

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

Neil Seldman authored an article published in the October 2013 issue of BioCycle. One of the remarkable stories about recycling in the U.S. is the intensive and creative approaches to introduce it even though, at first, recycling was an add-on cost to solid waste management. This occurred during the 1970s and 1980s when small businesses… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Oct 30, 2013

Review: The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community At a Time

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/review-waste-solution-untrashing-planet-community-time/

A Review of The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community At a Time (By Paul Connett, published by Chelsea Green Publishing) Review by Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington, DC Neil Seldman is President and co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). He is a specialist in recycling and the history… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | 1 Comment | Updated on Oct 4, 2012

Illinois’ Game-Changing E-scrap Law

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/illinois-game-changing-e-scrap-law/

The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act is breaking the mold of 25 state e-scrap laws. Under the law, passed in 2008 and amended in 2011, companies that reuse machines get twice the credit of those companies that recycle the materials. Continue reading

Rule filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Oct 4, 2012

Illinois – Electronics Take Back Law

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

The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2106) is breaking the mold of 25 state e-scrap laws. Under the law, passed in 2008 and amended in 2011, companies that reuse machines get twice the credit of those companies that recycle the materials. Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Sep 3, 2012

Letter to the Editor: EPR Debate Needs Some Perspective

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

Published in Waste & Recycling News, print edition  Please keep Waste & Recycling news reporter Shawn Wright assigned to cover the important extended producer responsibility (EPR) debate, such as in his story, “Study shows landfilled resources worth billions,” WRN, Aug. 6. His article is the first I have seen that approaches the subject in a… Continue reading

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Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 15, 2012

Austin, Texas’ Road to Zero Waste

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

The release of the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan marks a new achievement in the zero waste and economic development movement. The plan will save other cities that choose to start on a similar pathway hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees. The Resource Recovery Master Plan was completed in fall 2011. It was… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jul 17, 2012

Recycling Stimulates Economic Development

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

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the U.S. recycling movement benefitted from the decentralized nature of our government. Today in the midst of the Great Recession, decentralized recycling is proving its worth to the country once again. The recycling industry has created well over 1 million jobs and is projected to add another million jobs as recycling levels continue to divert more and more material to industry and agriculture. The following stories introduce just a fraction of the new job creating and job sustaining endeavors from around the U.S. Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jul 3, 2012

Twenty Jobs Created at Bridgeport Mattress Refurbishing Plant

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/twenty-jobs-created-bridgeport-mattress-refurbishing-plant/

ILSR, working under a recycling and economic development grant from US EPA Region 1 and the Office of Mayor Bill Flint of Bridgeport, CT, facilitated the development of a mattress refurbishing and recycling plant that opened for business on June 27. Continue reading

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Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 29, 2012

Recycling and Economic Development for a Global Audience

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/recycling-economic-development-global-audience/

Dr. Neil Seldman was interviewed on Voice of America Urdu’s Paak Pakistan with Amina Khan about recycling and economic development best practices. Presented in English with translation in Urdu. Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 25, 2012

You Can Fight City Hall

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

Dear Mayor Bloomberg, Recently, you generously gave over $50 million to the Sierra Club to work on reducing the use of coal for energy based on environmental concerns.  At the same you have announced a policy of building garbage incinerators in NYC.  There is a contradiction here, as burning garbage pollutes far more than burning… Continue reading