Back to top Jump to featured resources

Viewing the zero waste tag archive


Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 8, 2017

Hear, Hear for Women in Deconstruction and Reuse: BMRA Honors International Women’s Day

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/hear-hear-for-women-in-deconstruction-and-reuse-bmra-honors-international-womens-day/

Thanks to the Building Materials Reuse Association – BMRA (https://bmra.org/) – for sharing this unique celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2017. Congratulations to ILSR friends Ruthie, and Diane, pictured, and all the other women in deconstruction and reuse. Proof that women hold up half the sky (at least). BMRA’s newsletter featuring these excellent… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 8, 2017

Working Partner Update: Digital Right to Repair

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-digital-right-to-repair/

States move forward on right to repair legislation, one veteran’s view, and Right to Repair expands to eight states. Continue reading

Article filed under Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 7, 2017

Congratulations, Winners of the 2016 Reuse Contest!

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/congratulations-winners-of-the-2016-reuse-contest/

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… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 9, 2017

Bolstering Waste Recovery Through Model Legislation – Episode 11 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/waste-recovery-episode-11-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

In this episode, Christopher Mitchell, the director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews Brenda Platt, ILSR co-director and director of our Waste to Wealth initiative. The two discuss the history of ILSR’s Zero Waste work and how the conversation around composting and waste has changed in her 30 years at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Aug 20, 2016

Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/yard-trimming-ban/markham-canada/

Markham has taken a comprehensive environmental approach, by implementing policies that reduce organic waste across the public, private, and residential sectors. Continue reading

Article filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Jul 23, 2014

DC City Council embraces zero waste planning

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/dc-city-council-embraces-waste-planning/

Last week, the DC City Council unanimously passed two key pieces of legislation: a styrofoam ban by food service businesses and a waste modernization bill. ILSR helped win passage of both bills in collaboration with many environmental and civic groups. Neither bill is perfect but necessary for future development of zero waste programs in the… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Jun 18, 2014

ILSR’s Brenda Platt Delivers Keynote for US Zero Waste Business Conference 2014

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsrs-brenda-platt-delivers-keynote-waste-business-conference-2014/

ILSR co-Director, Brenda Platt attended this year’s USZBC conference, hosted in Atlanta, Georgia at the beginning of May. Elemental Impact’s online magazine highlighted Platt’s keynote presentation in their blog: For the 2014 USZWBC Conference – Creating Value Through Zero Waste, the superb program topics substantiated the zero waste industry’s continued evolution. Hosted in Atlanta, GA – a city entrenched… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Oct 30, 2013

Review: The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community At a Time

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/review-waste-solution-untrashing-planet-community-time/

A Review of The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community At a Time (By Paul Connett, published by Chelsea Green Publishing) Review by Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington, DC Neil Seldman is President and co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). He is a specialist in recycling and the history… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Mar 12, 2013

Whatcha Workin’ On, Neil Seldman? Podcast Episode 3

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/whatcha-workin-on-neal-seldman-podcast-episode-3/

Welcome to our third episode of the Whatcha Workin’ On? podcast. Lisa Gonzalez interviews Neil Seldman, Ph.D., President of ILSR and the heart and soul of our Waste to Wealth Initiative. Neil tells us about the program and describes the many concurrent projects he is handling. Dr. Seldman also outlines some upcoming work for the… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 12, 2012

ILSR Joins Zero Waste Committee

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-joins-zero-waste-committee/

Neil Seldman, ILSR’s president and recycling-based economic development technical assistance provider, has accepted an invitation to serve as advisor to the Sierra Club’s National Zero Waste Committee. Seldman has worked extensively with local Sierra Club chapters throughout the US for over 30 years. Seldman will serve on the garbage incineration, extended producer responsibility (EPR), and… Continue reading