Neil Seldman Presents Recycling Based Economic Development Options in NC

People for Clean Mountains (PCM), Transylvania County, NC, have convinced County Commissioners to pass a 12-month moratorium on the construction of incinerators using any feedstock and producing any type of electricity or biofuel from garbage incineration in the county. The Commissioners reacted to the strong opposition to a proposed facility that would burn garbage and old tires.

PCM has invited ILSR’s Neil Seldman to meet with local citizens, officials and businesses to discuss Transylvania County’s options for sustainable solid waste management and how to integrate recycling and economic development efforts.

Transylvania County is looking at several solid waste management options. “We have asked Seldman to come to Penrose,” said Diann Harle of PCM, “because he can describe what cities and counties are doing to create jobs from recycling and lower costs for government operations.” Currently, ILSR advises communities as diverse as Los Angeles, Austin, TX, Alachua County, FL, Lake County, IL, Atlanta, and Washington, DC.

PCM has arranged for a series of meetings and discussions to take place throughout the day on August 8. Download the flyer.

For more information contact: Diann Harle at

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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.