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
Dan Knapp and Mary Lou Van Deventer sit down with long-time friend and ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman and Communications Manager Nick Stumo-Langer to discuss their successful reuse business and how they fit into the wider Berkeley community.… 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
A pilot project in inner city Baltimore demonstrated that, “above all else low-income residents will recycle when provided the means, education and incentive to do so.” The project was coordinated by Dante Swinton, Energy Justice Network (EJN) in cooperation with the Westport Neighborhood Association.… Read More
This video from Vox and the Climate Lab at UC-Berkeley is an interesting look at the over-packaging of items throughout our economy and how we can use source reduction as a critical tool to fight waste in our economy and increase recycling prevalence. … Read More
If you haven’t noticed, the U.S. recycling movement has become a Zero Waste movement, and the Zero Waste movement is spreading rapidly worldwide. Most recently, Vietnam’s Zero Waste Alliance joins scores of Zero Waste NGOs now on each continent. In … Read More
This holiday season, give your loved ones a homemade gift that’s both practical and puts the mantra of reduce, reuse, and recycle into action! You don’t have to move to the wilderness and forage for bugs to reduce your personal … Read More
Zero waste activist Paul Connett joins ILSR’s Neil Seldman and Nick Stumo-Langer to detail how to move communities across the world to a zero waste reality as well as how this activism fits within the grassroots landscape.
Along with Paul’s insights on zero waste policies — from corporate redesign to community fun in participating in sustainability policies — he regales listeners with a version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, zero waste edition.… Read More