The True Value of Recycling and the Waste Stream – 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.… Read More

Destiny Watford Wins Recognition for Work Fighting Curtis Bay Incinerator

Date: 19 Apr 2016 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Destiny Watford of the Curtis Bay community in Baltimore, MD, just became the second anti-garbage incinerator activist to win The Goldman Environmental Prize, a prestigious award given annually to one leader from each continent. Rossano Ercolini, a school teacher from the … Read More

Book Review: Garbology – Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

Date: 16 Aug 2013 | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR president, Neil Seldman, reviews a recent book by Pulitzer Prize-wining writer, Edward Humes, titled “Garbology.” Humes wisely observes, recycling is America’s last line of defense against waste, when it should be the last. His book contains an excellent concise history of how the US became addicted to garbage and the socioeconomic and environmental dilemmas of today. It also introduces us to extraordinary individual activists and entrepreneurs attempting to solve problems, and provides useful summary charts and tables to further inform readers.… Read More