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Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2017

Garbage Incineration in Europe: Subsidies Distort the Market

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/garbage-incineration-in-europe-subsidies-distort-the-market/

Zero Waste Europe concurs with a new draft report from the European Parliament that calls for an end to subsidies for burning garbage. “We have been calling for the elimination of financial support for energy extraction from mixed waste as this subverts one of the key cornerstones of the EU waste policy – the waste… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 14, 2017

New Report from the Pennsylvania Recycling Center

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/new-report-from-the-pennsylvania-recycling-center/

A new report from the Pennsylvania Recycling Center evaluates the economic impact of recycling in the Keystone State. Key findings include: The 6,373 companies that directly are part of Pennsylvania’s Recycling Marketplace employed over 66,000 people while stimulating almost an additional 110,000 indirect and induced jobs. For every job within the Pennsylvania Recycling Marketplace, an additional… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 13, 2017

Working Partner Update: 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-right-to-repair/

CONGRATULATIONS to the ‘right to repair’ organizations and small businesses which have been struggling to win the right for consumers and businesses to repair electronic equipment. The Supreme Court has provided an important victory, overturning a lower court decision. The right to repair used printing cartridges refill and sell the product ” is necessary for… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 12, 2017

Working Partner Update: Zero Waste Detroit

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

Who is Zero Waste Detroit (ZWD): a collaborative of over twenty community, environmental and environmental justice organizations in Detroit. ZWD’s goal is to move the City to a solid waste management system that captures the value of the waste stream— recycling—before any disposal and away from the burning or of trash. The Issue: In the… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 9, 2017

Recent Fair Repair or Right to Repair Activity in NY and NJ

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/recent-fair-repair-or-right-to-repair-activity-in-ny-and-nj/

New York City is focusing on reuse as part of its efforts to increase diversion from incineration and landfill. Reuse is the most labor intensive of all recycling activities. It adds value to products that can be reused and/or repaired and then sold as products not materials. Added value allows for good green jobs throughout… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on May 26, 2017

Baltimore’s Camp Small Zero Waste Initiative

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

Since 2016, Shaun Preston, a native of Anne Arundel County, has been operating a unique city-owned wood enterprise at Camp Small in north Baltimore. The enterprise, the result of collaboration between the Department of Recreation and Parks’ Division of Forestry and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, is designed to reduce city expenses managing wood waste,… Continue reading

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