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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

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Oct 29, 2013

Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/yard-trimming-ban/markham-canada/

The Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada, has one of the most progressive and successful organic waste reduction programs in North America. Markham has taken a comprehensive environmental approach, by implementing policies that reduce organic waste across the public, private, and residential sectors. Continue reading

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Article, Resource filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Mar 12, 2013

Whatcha Workin’ On, Neil Seldman? Podcast Episode 3

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/whatcha-workin-on-neal-seldman-podcast-episode-3/

Welcome to our third episode of the Whatcha Workin’ On? podcast. Lisa Gonzalez interviews Neil Seldman, Ph.D., President of ILSR and the heart and soul of our Waste to Wealth Initiative. Neil tells us about the program and describes the many concurrent projects he is handling. Dr. Seldman also outlines some upcoming work for the… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 12, 2012

ILSR Joins Zero Waste Committee

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

Neil Seldman, ILSR’s president and recycling-based economic development technical assistance provider, has accepted an invitation to serve as advisor to the Sierra Club’s National Zero Waste Committee. Seldman has worked extensively with local Sierra Club chapters throughout the US for over 30 years. Seldman will serve on the garbage incineration, extended producer responsibility (EPR), and… 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 | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 6, 2012

Brief History of Post WW II US Recycling Movement

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/history-post-ww-ii-recycling-movement/

Recycling was an important practical and psychological weapon on the US home front during World War II, 1941-45. Recycling practices died out by the late 1950s. Mayor Yorty in Los Angeles campaigned in 1960 on a platform that called for the end of curbside recycling. This phase of US recycling lasted for less than 10… Continue reading

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Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2011

Austin Approves New Zero Waste Plan

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

At its meeting on Dec. 15th, 2011, the Austin City Council unanimously approved the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, a long-term plan that empowers the Austin community to achieve a drastic reduction in the amount of trash landfilled and aim for zero waste. In 2009, City Council passed Texas’ first Zero Waste Plan and set… Continue reading