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In Op-Ed for Waste Advantage, Neil Seldman Argues Recycling is Not Dying

Date: 8 May 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If you read accounts of recycling in the mass media, you may be convinced that recycling is on its deathbed after a 45-year run. Reality is more complex and more encouraging. Recycling is not dying. The recycling movement born in the late 1960s and joined by the anti-garbage incineration movement in the late 1970s has captured the hearts and minds of the U.S. public and it is not losing ground. What is challenging is the recycling model offered by consolidated garbage hauling companies. Actual recycling is about to get a big stimulus from the recent restrictions on exporting materials to China. Recycling is reacting to a crisis that is not of its own making but for which it has solutions.… Read More

In Waste 360, ILSR Explains How Single Stream Recycling Can Work

Date: 8 May 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For recycling to break through the 35 percent recycling level, where we have stagnated for a decade, private and municipal investments need to focus on infrastructure that has a proven track record. These include investment in dual stream and properly scaled single stream processing, distributed composting, unit pricing and repair and reuse infrastructures.… Read More

Statement on Passage of Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

Date: 22 Apr 2019 | posted in: Energy, Press Release, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR cautions that the Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act signed into law in April 2019 to promote renewable energy does the state’s local, clean energy future a grave disservice by continuing to classify garbage burning as a “renewable” form of energy — on par with solar and wind.… Read More

Extended Producer Responsibility in British Columbia, Canada: Detailed Analyses and Evaluations

Date: 9 Apr 2019 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for hard-to-recycle materials and products is an established management tool in the U.S., used in numerous states for mercury switches, tires, medicines, mattresses, and carpets. British Columbia established EPR for traditional recyclable materials by creating a non-profit stewardship organization to control municipal recycling and private sector recycling. … Read More

Why Garbage Incinerators Are A Bad Deal For Communities (Episode 68)

Date: 21 Mar 2019 | posted in: Building Local Power, Energy, Podcast, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host John Farrell speaks with ILSR’s Marie Donahue and Neil Seldman about the harmful impact of burning trash to generate electricity. The trio dive into ILSR’s recent report Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy. They also discuss Baltimore’s recent passage of the Clean Air Act.… Read More

In Next City, Neil Seldman Explains the U.S. Recycling Market

Date: 12 Feb 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

  In the News: Neil Seldman January 28th, 2019 Media Outlet: Next City ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman argues that the market for American recyclables is quite strong. Despite China halting their imports of U.S. recycled material, there is still lots … Read More

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