In the News: Neil Seldman
November 11, 2019
Media Outlet: Waste Dive
Waste Dive takes a closer look at D.C.’s new zero waste bill and how it will require consumers, businesses, and industries to change their approach to waste management. Neil Seldman, ILSR’s Waste to Wealth Initiative Director, expresses his support for the bill, but also highlights some drawbacks of the legislation. He explains how the structural barriers prevent recycling from being effective in D.C. and why the city should first focus on these issues.
Here’s an excerpt:
“The proposal “is a good bill” but it ultimately “misses the main point of what’s wrong with recycling” in the city. I approve of the measures suggested in the proposed bill, but I would prefer that the city council and the DPW focused on the major structural changes that need to be made in the city to make recycling work.”