Announcing the Community Compost Law & Policy Project

Date: 1 Jun 2018 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance and The Sustainable Economies Law Center (The Law Center) are excited to announce the Community Compost Law & Policy Project. This project will provide critical legal and policy support to community composters, who often face daunting regulatory, zoning, and permitting barriers.… Read More

Bike-Powered Food Scrap Collection

As part of ILSR’s collaboration with the Chesapeake Youth Development Center to launch a bike-powered food scrap collection service in Curtis Bay, a neighborhood of Baltimore, ILSR interviewed 17 owners and founders of bike-powered collection services in 11 states. Read our article, Bike Powered Food Scraps Collection in the January 2017 issue of BioCycle Magazine. … Read More

The Benefits of Composting & Compost Use

Composting and compost use have numerous benefits in addition to green job creation and reducing the amount of waste destined for landfills and incinerators. At the same time we throw away tons of food scraps and yard trimmings, our soils … Read More

Size Matters! New Report Shows The Value of Small-Scale, Community-Based Composting

Date: 14 Jul 2014 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Composting can take place at many levels – backyard, block, neighborhood, schoolyard, community, on-farm, and regional – and in urban, suburban, and rural areas.  Composting at the local level circulates dollars in the community, promotes social inclusion and empowerment, greens … Read More

Composting Supports Jobs and Healthy Watersheds, Say New ILSR Reports

Two new reports from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Composting Makes $en$e Project document the importance of expanded composting and compost use to enhance soils, protect watersheds, reduce waste, and create green jobs and a new made-in-America industrial sector. For … Read More

Composting Makes $en$e: Jobs through Composting & Compost Use

Recycling is an economic development tool as well as an environmental tool. Reuse, recycling, and waste reduction offer direct development opportunities for communities. When collected with skill and care, and upgraded with quality in mind, discarded materials are a local resource that can contribute to local revenue, job creation, business expansion, and the local economic base.… Read More