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Waste 360 Article: Recycling E-Waste with Workers Looking for a Second Chance

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 24, 2017 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Recidivism rates fall by two-thirds as workers build productive lives for themselves and their families. See the description of Indianapolis based RecycleForce, a non-profit enterprise that recycles electronic scrap.

“That is a big a part of our job, to produce a workforce,” says Dawn Grimes, vice president of business and enterprise development, RecycleForce. “The revenue we generate and the jobs we develop support our social mission—not the other way around. So we are reclaiming the value of electronics, but even more so we are helping people reclaim value in their lives.”

For more information, see the full article on the Waste 360 website.

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About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth 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.

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