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

Reshaping Appalachia’s Coal-Centric Economy with Bottom Up Solutions — Episode 138 of Building Local Power

Date: 28 Oct 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco and ILSR’s Brenda Platt are joined by Jacob Hannah, Conservation Director at Coalfield Development. Coalfield Development works across many sectors — solar energy, agriculture, manufacturing, deconstruction, reuse, and more —  as it pursues its mission of rebuilding the Appalachian economy. … Read More

Commentary Traces History of Modern U.S. Recycling and the Potential for Zero Waste

In this recently published commentary, ILSR says cities and counties need sources of renewable capital for the generation of investment in recycling, composting and reuse infrastructure. They also need guidelines for proper investment strategies… Read More

Rescuing Materials and Building Community in Berkeley Thanks to “Waste” (Episode 43)

Dan Knapp and Mary Lou Van Deventer sit down with long-time friend and ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman and Communications Manager Nick Stumo-Langer to discuss their successful reuse business and how they fit into the wider Berkeley community.… Read More

Working Partner Update: The Reuse People

Date: 28 Aug 2017 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our partners at The Reuse People have been busy with the growth of the reuse movement. Here’s a recent update from their president, Ted Rieff: The Repair Movement Boosts Reuse by Ted Rieff There’s a worldwide “repair movement” underway. That’s a fact I didn’t know until very recently, when a reader sent me several news articles … Read More

Congratulations, Winners of the 2016 Reuse Contest!

Date: 7 Mar 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The winners for the 8th annual deconstruction materials construction contest have been announced by the ReUse People of America by Ted Reiff, TRP founder and director. Awards were made in two categories: Art and Furniture, Remodeling and Construction. First to third place winners can be seen at thereusepeople.org/reusecontest/2016. Past winners are listed on the same web … Read More

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