Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Composting Options: Lessons from 30 U.S. Communities

Date: 1 Jan 1994 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This report is a summary and analysis of the research conducted in In-Depth Studies of Recycling and Composting Programs: Designs, Costs, and Results. It looks at the operating experiences of 30 communities ranging from rural towns of 2,000 to cities of two million. It also offers nuts-and-bolts advice to communities wanting to strengthen their own programs. … Read More

Recycling Economic Development Through Scrap-Based Manufacturing

This report documents manufacturer use of scrap materials and associated jobs and value added. It lays out strategies for keeping these benefits in the community and establishing scrap-based industries. An excellent primer for those interested in recycling-based economic development. by Michael Lewis ISBN 0-917582-97-7, LC 94-5188 Download PDF File (3.85 MB)

The Concepts of Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship

Date: 13 Jan 1993 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Extended producer responsibility (EPR), based on the “polluter pays” principle, entails making manufacturers responsible for the entire lifecycle of the products and packaging they produce. One aim of EPR policies is to internalize the environmental costs of products into their price. Another is to shift the economic burden of managing products that have reached the end of their useful life from local government and taxpayers to product producers and consumers.… Read More

States Close the Loop: A Survey of Recycled Content Laws and Other Market Development Strategies

Are state recycled content laws effective? This report provides a comprehensive analysis of state recycled content laws, and documents the experiences of states that have enacted such laws. A collaborative project of the National Environmental Law Center, Californians Against Waste Foundation, and ILSR. by Lauri Aunan Download PDF File (3.52 MB)

The Carbohydrate Economy: Making Chemicals and Industrial Materials from Plant Matter

Date: 12 Dec 1992 | posted in: agriculture, biomaterials, Energy, environment, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This 1992 report by David Morris and Irshad Ahmed was one of the first comprehensive looks at how plant matter derived products could replace many of our fossil fuel derived materials.  One hundred and fifty years ago, all of our industrial materials were derived from plants. In 1992, plant matter accounted for less than 5% of … Read More

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