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Article filed under Sustainable Plastics, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jan 9, 2018

Working Partner Update: Save the Albatross Coalition

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-save-the-albatross-coalition/

See below a letter from ILSR President, Neil Seldman, and Algalita Marine Research and Education Founder, Captain Charles Moore imploring further environmental groups to join the Save the Albatross Coalition: CALLING ON ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS TO JOIN THE “SAVE THE ALBATROSS” COALITION Click here to support our legislative campaign! The Save the Albatross Coalition  (SAC) is a bootstrap campaign dedicated to… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 15, 2017

Working Partner Update: Eco-Cycle; Boulder, Colo.

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-eco-cycle-boulder-colo/

ILSR and Eco-Cycle have been working partners since the mid 1970s when both organizations were founded. During the beginning years of the post World War II resurgence in recycling in the late 1960s – early 1970s, community drop-off centers grew into community based curbside collection enterprises; often started in activists’ back yards and porches, gas… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 4, 2017

Working Partner Update: The Lifecycle Building Center

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-the-lifecycle-building-center/

The Lifecycle Building Center (LBC) has released its 2017 annual report indicating its continued growth and impact on Atlanta area communities. The enterprise makes building materials available to the public at deep discounts instead of placing those materials into landfills. Customers purchase materials at prices ranging from $0.15-$0.50 on the dollar and nonprofits receive free… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Sep 27, 2017

Municipal Waste and the Benefits of Re-Use

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/municipal-waste-and-the-benefits-of-re-use/

This article was originally published in Governing Magazine on September 26th, 2017. What’s going on in Baltimore shows how cities can profit both economically and socially from giving reusable materials a second life. When it comes to municipal solid waste, it wasn’t that long ago that cities focused almost entirely on disposal. Only in the last 25… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Sep 21, 2017

Working Partner Update: Captain Charles Moore’s TED Talk

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-captain-charles-moores-ted-talk/

The following video is the latest report on the research on ocean plastics from Captain Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research, Long Beach, CA. Captain Moore and Neil Seldman of ILSR are co-chairmen of the Save the Albatross Coalition, a project of Zero Waste International Alliance. From TED: Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 31, 2017

Working Partner Update: Container Recycling Institute

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-container-recycling-institute/

Our allies at the Container Recycling Institute have issued a response to Pepsi-Cola’s recently announced support for bottle bills/container deposits and the status of California’s bottle bill recycling system. The nonprofit Container Recycling Institute is a leading authority on the economic and environmental impacts of used beverage containers and other consumer product packaging. Its mission is to make… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 16, 2014

Working Partner Update: Recycling Advances in Delaware

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-recycling-advances-delaware/

Rick Anthony recalls a conversation he had in 2007 with officials from the Delaware Chamber of Commerce about recycling. An official stated that the only way to require recycling in Delaware was to show a considerable economic payoff. Anthony and Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, under contract with the state Department of Natural Resources… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jul 9, 2014

Working Partner Update: Austin Gets $1 Million Grant for Eco-Industrial Park

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-austin-1-million-grant-eco-industrial-park/

ILSR and the City of Austin, Texas, have been working partners since the late 1980s, when a coalition of environmental groups, small businesses and progressive City Councilors rejected a garbage incinerator already under construction. The City Council closed down the project and initiated a path toward recycling, composting and use of low cost landfill which… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Mid-Atlantic Recycling & Economic Development, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Apr 1, 2014

Lifecycle Building Center, Atlanta, GA, Established in December 2011

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/lifecycle-building-center/

ILSR prepared a zero waste plan for the Atlanta Office of Sustainability in 2011-12. During site visits ILSR and Saint Vincent De Paul provided assistance to several community based reuse enterprises. In turn these new community businesses became working partners in ILSR’s and Saint Vincent De Pauls’ national networks. Neil Seldman serves as an advisor… Continue reading