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Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 11, 2017

Recycling and Zero Waste in Wales

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/recycling-and-zero-waste-in-wales/

Thanks to zero waste campaigner Mal Williams for alerting us to the progress made in Wales, now the second best huosehold waste recycler in the world. The seven keys to success include: Mandatory separate collection of key dry recyclable materials. Mandatory separate collection of bio waste. Statutory targets for rates of recycling or the reduction… Continue reading

Featured Article, Event filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Dec 11, 2017

ILSR Convenes the 5th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ccc-2018/

In collaboration with the US Composting Council (USCC) and BioCycle, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announces two events to be held in conjunction with the USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2018, in Atlanta: Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop Monday, January 22, 2018 Cultivating Community Composting Forum 2018 Tuesday, January 23, 2018 These events will bring… Continue reading

Article, Event, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2017

Agenda Available for Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ccc-2018-workshop-agenda/

View the full event page here. Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop Monday, January 22nd, 2018 • Atlanta, Georgia The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street NW In this full-day workshop for community composters, held as part of COMPOST2018, we will walk through practices that work and address how to take your community-scale composting to the… Continue reading

Article, Event, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2017

Agenda Available for 5th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ccc-2018-forum-agenda/

View the full event page here. 5th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum Agenda 8:15AM — 6:15PM Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 • Atlanta, Georgia The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street NW This Forum will take place as a track on the first day of the US Composting Council’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2018, January 23-25,… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2017

Composter Catalyzes a Movement in Her Community — Episode 3 of the Composting for Community Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/composter-catalyzes-a-movement-in-her-community-episode-3-of-the-composting-for-community-podcast/

Welcome to the Composting for Community podcast! We’re kicking things off with a special 4-episode promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help enable community composters to attend the 2018 CCC Forum! Contributions will go into our scholarship fund to… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2017

Zero Waste Europe — Proposed End to Subsidies for Garbage Incineration.

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/zero-waste-europe-proposed-end-to-subsidies-for-garbage-incineration/

Industry MEPs vote to exclude subsidies for waste-to-energy from mixed waste Press Contact: Janek Vahk, Development and Policy Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe janek@zerowasteeurope.eu +32 (0)49 355 3779 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 29/11/17 The Industry committee of the European Parliament voted yesterday to exclude renewable energy subsidies for incineration of mixed municipal waste. If the amendment… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

Brenda Platt Offers Insight at Congressional Hearing on Zero Waste Bill

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/brenda-platt-presents-at-congressional-hearing-on-zero-waste-bill/

On November 8th, 2017 ILSR co-director and director of the Composting for Community initiative presented to a congressional hearing on the Zero Waste Development & Expansion Act of 2017 (HR 1034), sponsored by Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). You can view the full video below, Brenda’s presentation begins at 45:30: Along with Rep. Ellison, the panel for… Continue reading

Photo: Stacy Mitchell speaking at Congressional briefing.
Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

Watch ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell Speak on Amazon at Briefing for Members of Congress

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/watch-ilsrs-stacy-mitchell-speak-on-amazon-at-briefing-for-members-of-congress/

On Friday, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell joined members of Congress and other policy experts for a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., “The Impact of Dominant Internet Platforms on Competition, Innovation, and Democracy.” The briefing, which was held by the House Judiciary Committee Democrats and the Congressional Progressive Caucus, comes as there is increasing concern about the size and power of large tech companies, including Amazon. Continue reading

Photo: Stacy Mitchell moderates panel at NLC.
Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

ILSR Moderates Workshop at the National League of Cities Conference on “Creating a City Where Small Businesses Thrive”

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-moderates-workshop-at-the-national-league-of-cities-conference-on-creating-a-city-where-small-businesses-thrive/

A thriving small business sector leads to more job growth, less inequality, higher median incomes, and stronger social bonds in your community. Yet aspiring entrepreneurs don’t have it easy. To help city leaders address the challenges facing independent businesses, ILSR organized and moderated a workshop at the City Summit 2017 conference put on by the National League of Cities in November. Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 4, 2017

Working Partner Update: The Lifecycle Building Center

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/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. Customers purchase materials at prices ranging from $0.15-$0.50 on the dollar and nonprofits receive free… Continue reading