A Look Into CERO Cooperative & the Waste Stream

CERO Cooperative, Inc. was founded as a means to create environmentally friendly jobs for Boston’s underemployed and unemployed populations. Activists, joined by the Boston Workers Alliance and the MassCOSH Immigrant Worker Center, came together in recognition of a market opportunity … Read More

Valuing Overlooked Resources Improves Life In Chicago: The Resource Center

Overview One organization in Chicago has figured out how to extract value from resources that the economy deems useless. The Resource Center works by coupling valuable resources that would otherwise become trash with valuable workers who would otherwise be unemployed. … Read More

The (Small) Private Sector to the Rescue: RoadRunner Recycling, Inc.

There is not much information about private sector recycling in US cities. Recycling studies and statistics typically focus on household recycling while the commercial recycling levels are mostly educated guesses. The US EPA estimates that 35% of commercial and household … Read More

City of Frederick Key to Recycling in Frederick County, Maryland

Twelve and a half years ago, Frederick County proposed to build a 1,500 ton-per-day garbage incinerator to manage its waste. The County was forced to kill the proposal 2.5 years ago when organized citizens pointed out the financial risks. The … Read More

Report: Why Should Baltimore Recycle More?

There are two primary reasons why Baltimore should invest in more recycling. Establishing high recycling levels will position the city’s residents and businesses for the future, when the costs of incineration and landfill will be more expensive. The city could save citizens and businesses hundreds of millions of dollars by shrinking its waste stream for the next generation.… Read More

Working Partner Update: Tracking History and Developments in U.S. E-Scrap

An Interview with Jim Lynch, Senior Staff Writer, TechSoup.org. TechSoup is a nonprofit organization that has been operating since 1987 to provide donated and discounted mainstream software, IT equipment and technical assistance to 501c3 organizations, foundations, public libraries and churches … Read More

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