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Waste as a Boon for Economic Development with Neil Seldman – October 22nd

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How can we create jobs from our recycling program? What are other communities and regions doing to reduce waste while supporting economic development? What type of impact can community composting programs have on job creation?

On October 22nd, from 10am-12 noon, the Town of DeWitt Sustainability Committee, the CNY Recycling Jobs Task Force, NYS Assemblyman Sam Roberts, and County Legislators Linda Ervin and Dave Knapp, in cooperation with other local partners will host Neil Seldman, ILSR, at DeWitt Town Hall (Onondaga County, NY) to address local elected official, local businesses and the public regarding potential benefits of recycling and related jobs.

Mr. Seldman will discuss programs like pay as you throw, deconstruction and resale of building materials, household food recovery programs, zero waste planning, municipal purchasing, and other initiative from communities throughout North America that have been successful in supporting the growth and development of local economies.

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About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D., co-founded the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is the Director of the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and counties recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy  through new processing and manufacturing facilities.  Neil also serves on ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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