DC City Council embraces zero 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 District. … Read More

ILSR’s Brenda Platt Delivers Keynote for US Zero 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 with … Read More

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

Date: 30 Oct 2013 | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 of … Read More

Whatcha Workin’ On, Neil Seldman? Podcast Episode 3

Date: 12 Mar 2013 | posted in: Podcast, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 Waste … Read More

ILSR Joins Zero Waste Committee

Date: 12 Nov 2012 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 economic … Read More

Austin, Texas’ Road to Zero Waste

The release of the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan marks a new achievement in the zero waste and economic development movement. The plan will save other cities that choose to start on a similar pathway hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees. The Resource Recovery Master Plan was completed in fall 2011. It was unanimously … Read More

Austin Approves New Zero Waste Plan

Date: 19 Dec 2011 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At its meeting on Dec. 15th, 2011, the Austin City Council unanimously approved the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, a long-term plan that empowers the Austin community to achieve a drastic reduction in the amount of trash landfilled and aim for zero waste. In 2009, City Council passed Texas’ first Zero Waste Plan and set a … Read More

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