Zero Waste: A History & Primer

Date: 12 Jan 2018 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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” from … Read More

Zero Waste Holiday Gift Tutorial: DIY Reusable Food Wrap

Date: 19 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 to … Read More

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

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

Recycling and Zero Waste in Wales

Date: 11 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 of … Read More

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

Date: 8 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Industry MEPs vote to exclude subsidies for waste-to-energy from mixed waste Press Contact: Janek Vahk, Development and Policy Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe +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 is … Read More

Brenda Platt Offers Insight at Congressional Hearing on Zero Waste Bill

Date: 5 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 the … Read More

Briefing on Zero Waste and Environmental Justice with Representative Keith Ellison

Date: 3 Nov 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 time. … Read More

Municipal Waste and the Benefits of Re-Use

“What’s going on in Baltimore shows how cities can profit both economically and socially from giving reusable materials a second life,” writes ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman in this Governing article.… Read More

Working Partner Update: The Reuse People

Date: 28 Aug 2017 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 articles … Read More

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