Working Partner Update: Second Chance Baltimore

Second Chance, the pioneering building deconstruction social enterprise and ILSR have been working partners since 2003, when the organization began operations. 2017 Impact Report from Second Chance, Baltimore Second Chance has grown to over 250 workers; most of these workers … Read More

Working Partner Update: The Lifecycle Building Center

The Lifecycle Building Center (LBC) has released its 2017 annual report indicating its continued growth and impact on Atlanta area communities. The enterprise makes building materials available to the public at deep discounts instead of placing those materials into landfills. … Read More

Municipal Waste and the Benefits of Re-Use

“What’s going on in Baltimore shows how cities can profit both economically and socially from giving reusable materials a second life,” writes ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman in this Governing article.… Read More

Brief History of Solid Waste Management and Recycling in Washington, DC

The history of solid waste and recycling in the District of Columbia is long and diverse. In the early years of the 20th Century low-income girls and women were hired to pick through garbage on sorting tables to recover materials. … Read More

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