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Article, Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 13, 2017

Neil Seldman Speaks to Green America in Webinar on “Recycling in the U.S.”

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/neil-seldman-speaks-to-green-america-in-webinar-on-recycling-in-the-u-s/

On November 8th, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s co-founder and researcher for the Waste to Wealth initiative Neil Seldman presented to the Green America audience for their webinar, Recycling in the U.S. here.You can stream the presentation from Green America’s website The video of the webinar is available here: Follow the Institute for Local Self-Reliance on Twitter and Facebook and, for… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 14, 2017

Letters: Prince George’s residents are making too much of a stink about trash collection

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/letters-prince-georges-residents-are-making-too-much-of-a-stink-about-trash-collection/

The Washington Post – August 14, 2017 Written by Neil Seldman The decision to cut twice-a-week garbage collection to once a week is a reasonable response to budget overruns. In today’s world of tight budgets, many cities have made this transition, particularly with the introduction of recycling, which reduces the amount of garbage to be collected…. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2017

How Baltimore can kick the landfill, littering and incinerating habit

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/how-baltimore-can-kick-the-landfill-littering-and-incinerating-habit/

Baltimore Brew – May 30, 2017 Written by Neil Seldman Strewn in streets and alleys. Dumped in a landfill. Burned in an incinerator and, ultimately, inhaled by residents. About 20% of Baltimore’s residential trash is recycled. That’s extremely low compared to the 35% national average for cities. Some jurisdictions have achieved 50% and 60%. West… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on May 17, 2017

Speakers decry BRESCO at City Council “zero waste” hearing

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/speakers-decry-bresco-at-city-council-zero-waste-hearing/

Baltimore Brew – May 17, 2017 By Fern Shen A little over a year ago, activists were fighting a New York company’s plan to put a trash-burning incinerator near homes and a school in South Baltimore – and even spending a night in jail to make their point. Yesterday they were the toast of City… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on May 5, 2017

ILSR’s response to Washington Times Article: A more complete assessment of burning garbage

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsrs-response-to-washington-times-article-a-more-complete-assessment-of-burning-garbage/

The Washington Times – May 5th, 2017 Trash burning costly, polluting By Neil Seldman Rather than provide an article on burning garbage for energy, The Washington Times chose to publish what was essentially a press release from a garbage-incineration company (“The many benefits of ‘turning trash to power,’” Web, May 1). The article praises a… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Mid-Atlantic Recycling & Economic Development, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 7, 2017

ILSR outlines strategies for new recycling economy in Baltimore

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-outlines-strategies-for-new-recycling-economy-in-baltimore/

Waste Dive – April 7, 2017 By Cole Rosengren Dive Brief: Recently elected Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is looking for ways to double the city’s diversion rate. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has released a new report outlining a host of strategies that it says could help achieve that goal while also creating upward of… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 6, 2016

The True Value of Recycling and the Waste Stream – Episode 2 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-true-value-of-recycling-episode-2-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

In this episode, Chris Mitchell, the director of our Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews Neil Seldman, ILSR co-founder and senior staff member of the Waste to Wealth initiative about the hidden value in our waste stream and, specifically, some recent comments made by the CEO of Waste Management, Inc. disparaging the value of recycling. Continue reading

Article, Event filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 14, 2016

ILSR Co-Founder Speaking at Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power Conference

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-co-founder-speaking-at-ralph-naders-breaking-through-power-conference/

On Monday, September 26th, Institute for Local Self-Reliance co-founder Neil Seldman will present at Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power Conference in Washington D.C. His presentation: “Community Business is Revolutionary” will be at 11:10AM at Carnegie Institution of Washington. Tickets for one-day passes are only $10 and can be purchased through TicketMaster. Here is the description of the… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Mar 12, 2013

Whatcha Workin’ On, Neil Seldman? Podcast Episode 3

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/whatcha-workin-on-neal-seldman-podcast-episode-3/

Welcome to our third episode of the Whatcha Workin’ On? podcast. Lisa Gonzalez interviews Neil Seldman, Ph.D., President of ILSR and the heart and soul of our Waste to Wealth Initiative. Neil tells us about the program and describes the many concurrent projects he is handling. Dr. Seldman also outlines some upcoming work for the… Continue reading