Brave New EPR World and Its Resource Monopolies

Imagine a world in which there were state-mandated middleman organizations that contracted for and controlled the recovery of all discarded resources. That’s the brave new world of EPR, much of which is in place in British Columbia, and which is even today helping US legislators write laws to bring us resource monopolies that might ask for exemption from antitrust laws.… Read More

Review of Recent Articles in Forbes Magazine

Date: 1 May 2012 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amy Westervelt has written two recent articles on why recycling is failing and how corporate America can save recycling.  (“Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment?” and “How Corporate America Might Just Save Recycling”) The articles present anecdotes as facts and facts without proper analysis.  Much like the recent book Recycling Reconsidered by Samantha MacBride, Westervelt calls … Read More

Review of Recycling Reconsidered

Date: 20 Feb 2012 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Impressions of Recycling Reconsidered By Samantha MacBride Reviewed for GreenYes Listserve Ms. MacBride makes zero waste one of her central concerns. She provides the best description and analysis of the recycling movement I have seen to date. It is not perfect, but she captures the nuances that link and yet differentiate components of the movement. The … Read More

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