New Video Shatters Myths of “Chemical Recycling”

An important and informative new 2 minute animated video focuses on the many flaws of the process the plastics industry calls “chemical recycling.” The video was produced by the Global Anti Incineration Alliance (GAIA), Zero Waste Europe, and Changing Markets Foundation.… Read More

ILSR Advises Hawaii to Avoid Solid Waste Combustion as a Waste Management Strategy

When widespread rollbacks in recycling programs throughout Hawaii led to renewed calls for waste-to-energy, Recycle Hawaii commissioned ILSR to analyze the status of technologies promoted as environmentally friendly. This memorandum highlights the findings of that analysis, which drew on the expertise of specialists familiar with pyrolysis and gasification technologies and also reviewed relevant trends as a means to create a context for Hawaii-based policy makers. ILSR found that both gasification and pyrolysis have failed to live up to the promise of a cost effective and nonpolluting technology.… Read More

Commentary: Cities and Counties Need Recycling Infrastructure Investment, But Is The “Breaking Free From Plastic” Bill The Answer?

Date: 10 May 2021 | posted in: waste - recycling, waste - zero waste | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The goal of needed infrastructure investment in recycling can be accomplished without undermining local control. “Municipal Stewardship EPR” is a clear option for making progress toward Zero Waste.… Read More

Anti Incineration Update From ILSR’s Waste to Wealth Initiative For March and April, 2021

Anti Incineration Updates from Montgomery County, MD + Carroll County, MD + Hartford, CT + Springfield, MA + Cork Harbour, Ireland + Jeffrey Morris on the Cost of Incineration + Paul Connett on Video… Read More

Guest Commentary: Carroll County, Maryland Should Consider Zero Waste Solutions

Date: 19 Mar 2021 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Bruce Holstein, longtime anti incineration and pro Zero Waste advocate from Carroll County, MD recently authored a guest commentary that appeared in the Carroll County Times. In it, he offered suggestions to county officials about the benefits of zero waste.… Read More

New Report From Global Anti-Incineration Alliance: Zero Waste Creates 200 Times More Jobs Than Landfills and Incinerators

A new report from the Global Anti Incineration Alliance (GAIA), finds that zero waste creates 200 times more jobs than landfills and incinerators, far more than the number of jobs created by landfills and incinerators.… Read More

In His Latest Publication, Captain Charles Moore Presents a Vision for a Zero Waste Future

Date: 1 Dec 2020 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“Mine Landfills Now” is the most recent publication of Captain Charles Moore and the Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research, based in Long Beach, California. Moore is credited with discovering the ‘garbage patches’ in the world’s oceans in 1997, and he continues to undertake oceanographic research and is an international activist for Zero Waste. Moore and ILSR’s Neil Seldman serve as co-chairs of the Save the Albatross Coalition, a project of the Zero Waste USA.… Read More

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