Manufacturing from Recyclables: 24 Case Studies of Successful Enterprises

This study presents 24 state-of-the-art U.S. manufacturers utilizing recycled materials as feedstock. Includes details on feedstocks, process, products, economics, and replicability. Valuable for those interested in attracting new businesses to their communities. Published by the U.S. EPA. by Michael Lewis, … Read More

Reuse Operations: Community Development Through Redistribution of Used Goods

This text surveys 67 reuse operations. The report covers materials targeted; warehouse, brokering, and listing services; warehouse and truck parameters; and employment practices. It also addresses financing reuse enterprises. by Michael Lewis, Russell Clark, Jeffrey Vandall, and Neil Seldman ISBN 0-917582-95-0, … Read More

Expanding Scrap-based Manufacturing through the Community Joint-Venture Process

This booklet provides information to help community economic development organizations create jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for their constituents through recycling. It focuses on using public-private joint ventures to attract and expand scrap-based manufacturing. by Neil Seldman and Tom Martin Download … Read More