Model State Legislation: Funding Waste Diversion and On-Farm Composting via a Disposal Surcharge

Date: 15 Jun 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A per-ton surcharge on waste disposed is a funding mechanism with a proven track record of raising funds to reduce and recycle waste. This model bill serves to address the need for state investment into waste reduction and diversion programs and infrastructure by establishing major grant funding based on a nominal surcharge on waste disposal. This document is intended for use as a template for a bill that any state can adapt and introduce.… Read More

The Highest Form of Recycling

Date: 9 Jun 2022 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

…material reuse through for-profit and nonprofit operations is a mechanism for the redistribution of material wealth. The businesses also have a positive impact on job creation, community development and the environment.

“Reuse is the highest form of recycling because finished products are revived and their productive purpose is extended,” said Dan Knapp, who founded Urban Ore in 1980 and continues to helm the operation.… Read More

In New York and Oregon, Canning Reduces Waste and Changes Lives — Episode 150 of Building Local Power

Date: 5 May 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Building Local Power, Jess Del Fiacco and Neil Seldman are joined by several guests who are involved in the canning community. Canners, also called waste pickers or scrappers, collect recyclable materials such as cans and bottles from the streets and redeem them at recycling centers. … Read More

Momentum Building, Dual Stream Recycling Communities

Recent momentum has seen a reversion to dual stream recycling in assorted communities across the United States.  This update provides detailed information on three towns in Long Island that have recently reverted to dual stream recycling. Additional updates on dual stream efforts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida are also included.  … Read More

New Bill on Waste Diversion and On-Farm Composting Introduced in Maryland House

Date: 23 Feb 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Composting for Community team has worked closely with Delegate Regina T. Boyce to introduce the Solid Waste Disposal and Diversion and On-Farm Composting and Compost Use bill (HB 1070) for Maryland’s 2022 legislative session.… Read More

Single Stream/Dual Stream: Contending Approaches to Recycling in the US

Date: 13 Jan 2022 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After two decades of a headlong rush to single stream recycling collection programs across the US, are they still the best positioned to take us into the new recycling future we’re in the process of designing? Or do other approaches such as dual stream collection offer some important advantages?… Read More

Garbage Incineration Update for October 2021

From domestic cities like Ocean City, Maryland to Salem, Oregon and international locations from Ontario, Canada and the United Kingdom, we provide updates on garbage incineration efforts around the globe.… Read More

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