In The Atlantic, Stacy Mitchell focuses on the Democrats’ forgotten role as small business champions, and on Elizabeth Warren’s reclaiming of the monopoly trustbusting tradition.… Read More
If you read accounts of recycling in the mass media, you may be convinced that recycling is on its deathbed after a 45-year run. Reality is more complex and more encouraging. Recycling is not dying. The recycling movement born in the late 1960s and joined by the anti-garbage incineration movement in the late 1970s has captured the hearts and minds of the U.S. public and it is not losing ground. What is challenging is the recycling model offered by consolidated garbage hauling companies. Actual recycling is about to get a big stimulus from the recent restrictions on exporting materials to China. Recycling is reacting to a crisis that is not of its own making but for which it has solutions.… Read More
For recycling to break through the 35 percent recycling level, where we have stagnated for a decade, private and municipal investments need to focus on infrastructure that has a proven track record. These include investment in dual stream and properly scaled single stream processing, distributed composting, unit pricing and repair and reuse infrastructures.… Read More
Director of the Waste to Wealth initiative Neil Seldman explains why U.S. recycling will survive despite media narratives that claim the end of recycling is near. Neil and co-author Peter Anderson detail how the recycling industry can adjust and thrive given new circumstances.… Read More
In Fortune, we detail the growing cashless retail trend, steps cities and states are taking to regulate it, and the ultimate effect monopoly credit card companies like Visa and Mastercard have on small businesses and the economy at large.… Read More
The FTC recently gave Staples the green light to buy one of the two wholesalers that sell to independent office supply dealers. The decision hardly made a blip in the news cycle. But it sheds enormous insight into the origins of the big-get-bigger U.S. economy.
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In the News: Neil Seldman January 28th, 2019 Media Outlet: Next City ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman argues that the market for American recyclables is quite strong. Despite China halting their imports of U.S. recycled material, there is still lots … Read More