Reuse International is holding their biennial conference, ReuseConex 2018, on October 18-20, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. … Read More
Happy Fifth Birthday to Right to Repair which has been fighting for our rights to reduce waste, save money and share skills.
Just five short years ago the Repair Association’s Right to Repair initiative took up the challenge of forcing manufacturers to allow independent repair through legislation. It was an audacious step fighting against many of the biggest names in the electronics industry.… Read More
Mal Williams, our friend and Zero Waste campaigner representing the Zero Waste International Trust, based in Cardiff, Wales, UK is updating William Shakespeare for modern times, “The fault is not in our stars, or China. But in ourselves.” In a response to a surge in alerts, opinions, videos against the ‘plastic plague’ and the way we simply discard this ubiquitous material, Mal wants us to keep our eyes on the prize: Recycling and zero waste worldwide is part of a change to a new world where we take great care of our habitat, not just one material as important as that material may be.… Read More
Zero Waste San Diego calls our attention to the effort in San Diego, CA to adjust the City Ordinance that prohibits the city from charging for residential waste collection services.The law thus “precludes the creation of the industry standard ‘pay as you throw’ financial incentives for recycling and waste reduction’. A waste-based fee “would free up millions of dollars of general fund revenues.” … Read More
Go Green OC (Ocean City, Maryland) is in the midst of a campaign to restart the city’s recycling program discontinued in 2009 when the city decided to send all materials to a garbage incinerator in Chester, Penn. Ocean City has a year round population of just under 10,000. But in summer vacation months the population will host over 300,000 visitors, or 8 million visitors annually.… Read More
The State of the Global Paper Industry: Shifting Seas – New Challenges and Opportunities for Forests, People and the Climate is a civil society review of the social and environmental performance of the paper industry. The 2018 report’s assessment is structured according to the goals of the EPN’s Global Paper Vision, informing on trends in consumption, recycled content, social responsibility, responsible virgin fibre sourcing, greenhouse gas emissions, clean production and transparency. … Read More
Cities addressing plastic pollution and contamination of US recyclable materials are taking aim at single- use disposable plastic foodware. Berkeley, Calif. is considering the most aggressive legislation among actions in six other US cities.… Read More
The Right to Repair Association is working hard to reverse this trend and reintroduce the repair economy to spur job creation and money saving. The Association was started as a non-profit umbrella in 2013 and is now comprised of over 150 businesses and 40 non-profit organizations.
Due to their efforts, and the efforts of their member organization, no less than 18 state bills are in process to require manufacturers of numerous products to make parts, manuals, software, and tools available for individual and small businesses.… Read More