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Featured Article, Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Feb 14, 2018

Reduce and Reuse Before You Recycle: Delivering Ourselves from Over-Packaging

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/reduce-and-reuse-before-you-recycle-delivering-ourselves-from-over-packaging/

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. Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jan 12, 2018

Zero Waste: A History & Primer

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

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 the U.S., Dan Knapp of Urban Ore, Berkeley introduced the “Zero Waste concept and corollaries”… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Santa Krastina | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2017

Zero Waste Holiday Gift Tutorial: DIY Reusable Food Wrap

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/beeswax-wrap-tutorial/

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 ecological footprint. Using beeswax food wrap instead of the plastic version is an easy way… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 14, 2017

Building a Zero Waste World, One Community at a Time (Episode 35)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/zero-waste-blp-episode-35/

Paul Connett, a sustainability activist and Profess Emeritus of St. Lawrence University, sits down to speak with Building Local Power podcast guest host Nick Stumo-Langer and ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman about his work promoting zero waste policies to communities across the world.

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. Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 11, 2017

Recycling and Zero Waste in Wales

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

Thanks to zero waste campaigner Mal Williams for alerting us to the progress made in Wales, now the second best huosehold waste recycler in the world. The seven keys to success include: Mandatory separate collection of key dry recyclable materials. Mandatory separate collection of bio waste. Statutory targets for rates of recycling or the reduction… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2017

Zero Waste Europe — Proposed End to Subsidies for Garbage Incineration.

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/zero-waste-europe-proposed-end-to-subsidies-for-garbage-incineration/

Industry MEPs vote to exclude subsidies for waste-to-energy from mixed waste Press Contact: Janek Vahk, Development and Policy Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe janek@zerowasteeurope.eu +32 (0)49 355 3779 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 29/11/17 The Industry committee of the European Parliament voted yesterday to exclude renewable energy subsidies for incineration of mixed municipal waste. If the amendment… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

Brenda Platt Offers Insight at Congressional Hearing on Zero Waste Bill

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/brenda-platt-presents-at-congressional-hearing-on-zero-waste-bill/

On November 8th, 2017 ILSR co-director and director of the Composting for Community initiative presented to a congressional hearing on the Zero Waste Development & Expansion Act of 2017 (HR 1034), sponsored by Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). You can view the full video below, Brenda’s presentation begins at 45:30: Along with Rep. Ellison, the panel for… Continue reading

Article, Event filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Kelsey Henquinet | No Comments | Updated on Nov 3, 2017

Briefing on Zero Waste and Environmental Justice with Representative Keith Ellison

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/briefing-on-zero-waste-and-environmental-justice-with-representative-keith-ellison/

On Wednesday, November 8th, ILSR co-director and Composting for Community initiative director Brenda Platt will be speaking on a panel during a congressional hearing for the Zero Waste Development & Expansion Act of 2017 (HR 1034). The hearing is open and all are welcome to come to Cannon House Building Room 122 from 2-3:30pm Eastern… 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

Featured Article filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 28, 2017

Working Partner Update: The Reuse People

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

Our partners at The Reuse People have been busy with the growth of the reuse movement. Here’s a recent update from their president, Ted Rieff: The Repair Movement Boosts Reuse by Ted Rieff There’s a worldwide “repair movement” underway. That’s a fact I didn’t know until very recently, when a reader sent me several news… Continue reading