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

How Self-Reliant Cities Use Raw Materials

The recycling movement is yielding excellent results throughout the United States. In a range of innovative new ways, local governments are connecting the dots between resource conservation, sustainability, and local economic development. They are saving money, increasing local self-reliance, creating local jobs, and strengthening their local economies through recycling, reuse, composting and local food initiatives. Read on for success stories from communities across the country, and how you can follow their lead.… Read More

Recycling First: Directing Federal Stimulus Money to Real Green Projects

Date: 3 Mar 2009 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Directing Federal Stimulus Money to Real Green Projects published at “Shovel-ready” is the key to the Obama Administration’s plan for a rapid flow of money to city public works projects in its effort to stimulate green jobs, green infrastructure … Read More

Beyond 40 Percent: Record-Setting Recycling and Composting Programs

Date: 1 Apr 1990 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 … Read More

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