Waste to Wealth – 2007 Annual Report

For 33 years ILSR’s “Waste to Wealth” program has helped to convert wastes from environmental and economic liabilities into valuable resources that contribute to community development. In 2007, our work has focused on the following: encouraging sustainable biomaterials to replace … Read More

Universal Reuse as a Practical Alternative

Date: 1 Mar 2005 | posted in: waste - recycling, waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The author of Getting to Zero Waste is angry at the lack of progress in moving toward what he sees as a readily achievable industrial economy based on zero waste, since he first introduced its theory and practice over 30 years ago. Paul Palmer’s book provides a timely critique of the government and corporate barriers to achieving universal reuse. … Read More

Resources Up in Flames: The Economic Pitfalls of Waste Incineration versus a Zero Waste Approach in the Global South

Date: 22 Apr 2004 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

by Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance for GAIA (Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance/Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) Download the Press Release (PDF) Decision-makers in any community considering a waste incinerator will find Resources up in Flames essential reading. Pitfalls such as … Read More

Defending Recycling – Moving Towards Zero Waste

The articles and publications listed below discuss the benefits of recycling, refute criticisms aimed at recycling, identify new trends, and highlight the continuing perils of disposal techniques such as incineration, landfilling, and trash transfer stations. They are all available for … Read More

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