ILSR Press Releases and Selected Media Coverage

Brenda Platt Shares the Transformative Potential of Community Composting Via Foodtank

CNN Investigates Amazon in New Documentary Feat. ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell

CNN Investigates Amazon in New Documentary Feat. ILSR's Stacy Mitchell

Hibba Meraay

September 19, 2019

In a new CNN documentary titled “The Age of Amazon,” ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell offers crucial perspective on Amazon’s monopoly power and control over the digital infrastructure of the economy.  READ MORE


Stacy Mitchell Talks Amazon on BBC World Service

Stacy Mitchell Talks Amazon on BBC World Service

Breshay Moore

August 19, 2019

BBC takes a look at the future of Amazon as the company hits its 25th Birthday. ILSR’s Co-Director, Stacy Mitchell, details Amazon’s dominance in the market and how small businesses are suffering due to Amazon’s monopoly power.  READ MORE


Neil Seldman Reviews “Peak Plastic” for the Northern California Recycling Association

Neil Seldman Reviews "Peak Plastic" for the Northern California Recycling Association

Virginia Streeter

June 25, 2019

Neil Seldman, director of the Waste to Wealth initiative, reviews Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World.  READ MORE


Statement on House Antitrust Investigation into Big Tech

Statement on House Antitrust Investigation into Big Tech

Hibba Meraay

June 4, 2019

In response to the House Judiciary Committee’s announcement that it will begin a study of the impact of dominant technology platforms, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance released the following statement.  READ MORE


In Op-Ed for Portland Press-Herald, John Farrell Argues For Consumer Utility Takeover

In Op-Ed for Portland Press-Herald, John Farrell Argues For Consumer Utility Takeover

Hibba Meraay

June 3, 2019

John Farrell, explains why a public takeover of Central Maine Power and Emera is the logical alternative to protecting a monopoly utility company that makes bad bets, provides poor service and raises prices.  READ MORE


In Op-Ed for Waste Advantage, Neil Seldman Argues Recycling is Not Dying

In Op-Ed for Waste Advantage, Neil Seldman Argues Recycling is Not Dying

Hibba Meraay

May 8, 2019

If you read accounts of recycling in the mass media, you may be convinced that recycling is on its deathbed after a 45-year run. Reality is more complex and more encouraging. Recycling is not dying. The recycling movement born in  READ MORE


In Waste 360, ILSR Explains How Single Stream Recycling Can Work

In Waste 360, ILSR Explains How Single Stream Recycling Can Work

Hibba Meraay

May 8, 2019

For recycling to break through the 35 percent recycling level, where we have stagnated for a decade, private and municipal investments need to focus on infrastructure that has a proven track record. These include investment in dual stream and properly  READ MORE


Statement on Passage of Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

Statement on Passage of Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

Marie Donahue

April 22, 2019

ILSR cautions that the Maryland's Clean Energy Jobs Act signed into law in April 2019 to promote renewable energy does the state’s local, clean energy future a grave disservice by continuing to classify garbage burning as a “renewable” form of energ  READ MORE


In Waste Dive, ILSR Argues Recycling Will Survive

In Waste Dive, ILSR Argues Recycling Will Survive

Hibba Meraay

April 4, 2019

Director of the Waste to Wealth initiative Neil Seldman explains why U.S. recycling will survive despite media narratives that claim the end of recycling is near. Neil and co-author Peter Anderson detail how the recycling industry can adjust and thrive  READ MORE