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Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Jun 15, 2016

Ammon’s Model: The Virtual End of Cable Monopolies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-ammons-model/

  The city of Ammon, Idaho, is building the Internet network of the future. Households and businesses can instantly change Internet service providers using a specially-designed innovative portal. This short 20 minute video highlights how the network is saving money, creating competition for broadband services, and creating powerful new public safety applications. We talk with… Continue reading

Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Jan 1, 1992

In-Depth Studies of Recycling and Composting Programs: Designs, Costs, Results, Volumes I, II, and III

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/in-depth-studies-of-recycling-and-composting-programs-designs-costs-results-volumes-i-ii-and-iii-2/

This three-volume study is one of the most comprehensive compilations on community recycling programs. It details aspects of 30 U.S. community recycling programs, each selected for its geographic and demographic representation, high recovery rates, and/or notable innovations. Each volume includes model initiatives for source reduction, construction and demolition debris recovery, food waste recovery, and salvage/reuse… Continue reading

Beyond 40 Percent
Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 1, 1990

Beyond 40 Percent: Record-Setting Recycling and Composting Programs

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/beyond-40-percent-record-setting-recycling-and-composting-programs/

The recovery of more than 40 percent of municipal solid waste is now a reality. This report establishes materials recovery as a cost-effective, primary waste management strategy. The operating experiences of 17 communities—urban, suburban, and rural—are extensively documented. The book includes 58 charts with specifics of recycling and composting programs, breakdowns of capital and operating… Continue reading