In Op-Ed for Waste Advantage, Neil Seldman Argues Recycling is Not Dying

Date: 8 May 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If you read accounts of recycling in the mass media, you may be convinced that recycling is on its deathbed after a 45-year run. Reality is more complex and more encouraging. Recycling is not dying. The recycling movement born in the late 1960s and joined by the anti-garbage incineration movement in the late 1970s has captured the hearts and minds of the U.S. public and it is not losing ground. What is challenging is the recycling model offered by consolidated garbage hauling companies. Actual recycling is about to get a big stimulus from the recent restrictions on exporting materials to China. Recycling is reacting to a crisis that is not of its own making but for which it has solutions.… Read More

In Waste 360, ILSR Explains How Single Stream Recycling Can Work

Date: 8 May 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For recycling to break through the 35 percent recycling level, where we have stagnated for a decade, private and municipal investments need to focus on infrastructure that has a proven track record. These include investment in dual stream and properly scaled single stream processing, distributed composting, unit pricing and repair and reuse infrastructures.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of April 1, 2019

Date: 1 Apr 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: Puerto Rico passed an ambitious renewable energy bill committing to 100% renewables by 2050, however natural gas infrastructure plans could complicate things. According to a new study, locally generated solar and wind energy could replace about three-fourths of electricity generated by U.S. coal plants for less than the cost of continuing to operate those plants. Plus, the story of how co-ops are bringing solar power to rural America. … Read More

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