This report profiles six model reuse operations and seven programs that collect reusable goods from households. Each profile documents materials handled, marketing information, process and equipment utilized, costs, and replicability. The report also details job creation and other community benefits … Read More
Because computers become obsolete so swiftly, they are often discarded with many or all working components. This report provides contact information on 150 computer recovery facilities as well as in-depth profiles of the operating experiences of 13 that focus on … Read More
By documenting 10 programs that collect discarded textiles from households, this reports shows how to integrate textiles into existing recycling programs. Key tips for replication (such as partnering with local charities) are highlighted. Appendices provide sample outreach materials and list … Read More
While pallet repair businesses are becoming more common, many pallets are still discarded without repair or salvage. This report lists 31 pallet reuse businesses interested in expanding, and documents jobs through pallet recovery. Profiles of five enterprises detail sources of … Read More
This report, for the Mercer Citizens for Public Accountability, helped defeat the Mercer County (NJ) waste incinerator. It includes a discussion of other incinerators that have fallen far short of their developer, consultant, and government expectations. by Brenda Platt Download … Read More
Plenary Session Debate with Brenda Platt, Jerry Powell, and J. Winston Porter National Recycling Congress Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 18, 1996 Remarks by Brenda Platt Director of Materials Recovery Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington, DC Fifteen to twenty years ago, many … Read More
On February 15, 1996, ILSR’s Vice President David Morris testified before legislative committee hearing in Minnesota on a 1996 bill, H.F. 3063, the Economic Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Act of 1996 (EEPRA).
A factsheet related to the proposed Energy Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Act (EEPRA) in Minnesota during 1996-1997. EEPRA is a revenue neutral measure that proposes to increase energy taxes by $1.5 billion and to reduce existing taxes on labor or income by an equal amount.… Read More