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Environmental Justice Victory in DC, as Mayor Pulls Incinerator Contract

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 6, 2015 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Recycling advocates had stopped any ideas of building a garbage incinerator in the District of Columbia. Now, we are trying to stop the city from sending its garbage to Fairfax County for incineration. Mike Ewall of Energy Justice Network, coordinator of this latter effort, describes the recent victory as the city has tabled a proposal to sign a 5-11 year contract with the Fairfax County incinerator.

Energy Justice Network and ILSR will continue to insist that DC’s garbage does not become a feedstock for incineration; as we continue to press the city to double its current recycling rate, 25%, in the next few years.

Read the full story here from Energy Justice Network, July 27, 2015

About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D., co-founded the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and serves as Senior Staff of the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and counties recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy  through new processing and manufacturing facilities.  Neil also serves on ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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