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Paul Connett’s Zero Waste and Anti Incineration Presentation

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Sep 16, 2015 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Paul Connett is a zero waste super star.  A trained chemist, Paul threw himself into the anti garbage incineration movement while teaching as a chemistry professor at Lawrence University in Canton, NY.  Now retired he travels constantly to garbage trouble spots, teaching, inspiring, singing and entertaining audiences around the globe.

He is author of, “The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community At A Time,” produced the video, “Pieces of Zero,” and is featured in the film “Trashed” by Jeremy Irons. Connett takes no fees for his work. ILSR and Dr. Connett have been working partners for the past 25 years.

Watch and enjoy Paul’s presentation below and fight against garbage incineration and for zero waste, recycling and economic development strategies in your community.


Dr. Paul Connett speaks against proposed Crowsnest/Pincher Creek landfill incinerator

See comments and slides here.

About Neil Seldman

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 and is a member of ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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