Kristine Kubat from Recycle Hawaii is a front line Zero Waste activist in the state. In this article from Resource Recycling Magazine, she presents her thoughts on EPR legislation and introduces the concept of “transitional EPR.… Read More
Waste Management World outlines Neil Seldman’s argument surrounding EPR. More specifically, that the American political system is better suited to handle a grassroots approach led by consumers than a top down method.… Read More
In this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by three ILSR colleagues to discuss recent news and upcoming policy decisions that could have major ramifications on local-level solutions. … Read More
The goal of needed infrastructure investment in recycling can be accomplished without undermining local control. “Municipal Stewardship EPR” is a clear option for making progress toward Zero Waste.… Read More
The Break Free from Plastic Bill seeks to address the problems of air, water and soil pollution from plastic waste. But to do this, it includes Extended Producer Responsibility provisions that would force communities to cede control over their local recycling industries to the same large corporations that are responsible for designing and promoting the waste-generating products and packages.
Neil Seldman, Director of ILSR’s Waste to Wealth initiative, wrote a letter to the editor explaining how to avoid issues with plastic packaging without putting the decision-making power in the hands of corporations.… Read More
Proponents of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Paper, Products, and Packaging (PPP) are jumping on the “China Crisis” bandwagon by attempting to revive efforts to shift control over recycling from local government and existing recycling companies to statewide non-profit agencies under the control of Big Soda companies and their allies.… Read More