Baltimore Youth Organizer Carlos Sanchez Points Out Pitfalls of City Council Plan

Carlos Sanchez, a Baltimore high-school student and youth organizer for Free Your Voice and Fair Development Land Trust, responded to the announcement of a new Zero Waste Commission for the City with a thought-provoking op/ed in Baltimore Brew. He notes that a plan already developed by the community – with ambitious goals and revenue sources – will do more to end health-harming air pollution than the entity the City Council is proposing.… Read More

Garbage Incineration Update for October 2021

From domestic cities like Ocean City, Maryland to Salem, Oregon and international locations from Ontario, Canada and the United Kingdom, we provide updates on garbage incineration efforts around the globe.… Read More

A New Way Forward for Packaging and “Transitional EPR”

Kristine Kubat from Recycle Hawaii is a front line Zero Waste activist in the state. In this article from Resource Recycling Magazine, she presents her thoughts on EPR legislation and introduces the concept of “transitional EPR.… Read More

RecycleForce Teaches Recycling Skills to Formerly Incarcerated People

The Indianapolis non-profit has employed and trained more than 2,000 individuals returning from incarceration in managing hazardous materials in electronic scrap, litter abatement, factory clean outs, and other areas.… Read More

Commentary Traces History of Modern U.S. Recycling and the Potential for Zero Waste

In this recently published commentary, ILSR says cities and counties need sources of renewable capital for the generation of investment in recycling, composting and reuse infrastructure. They also need guidelines for proper investment strategies… Read More

ILSR Op/Ed in Baltimore Brew: Baltimore’s Recycling Program Needs New Thinking, Not Shiny New Carts

Date: 11 Jul 2021 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In an op/ed published in Baltimore Brew on July 6, ILSR’s Neil Seldman urges Baltimore city officials to put a windfall of new funding towards a better approach to its existing recycling system, rather than investing in new carts while retaining its current “outmoded and inefficient” system.… Read More

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