US Recycling Archives Established, Accepting Donations

Date: 27 Dec 2011 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The 1960s was a time of dramatic change. Rarely recognized is the growth of the US recycling movement. ILSR and Urban Ore are working to change this and to preserve the history of the movement.

In 2011 ILSR and Urban Ore worked with the University of Illinois – Springfield to establish the US Recycling Archives. The University of Illinois has established an archive for documents, video, tapes and books pertaining to the recycling movement. The archives will allow for future historical research and models for citizen and community based initiatives in the environmental and economic development sectors. Dan Knapp, Urban Ore, and Neil Seldman, receive items for review and forward them to the University.

The archives were profiled in Waste & Recycling News – Activists begin work on recycling archive in Illinois – December 2011

Neil Seldman, ILSR, 2001 S Street, Suite 570, Washington, DC 20009 or 202-898-1610 ext. 210

Dan Knapp, Urban Ore, 900 Murray Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Recycling and Economic Growth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR's Board of Directors.