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Anti Incineration Update From ILSR’s Waste to Wealth Initiative For March and April, 2021

Anti Incineration Updates from Montgomery County, MD + Carroll County, MD + Hartford, CT + Springfield, MA + Cork Harbour, Ireland + Jeffrey Morris on the Cost of Incineration + Paul Connett on Video… Read More

Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Date: 9 Apr 2021 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Break Free from Plastic Bill seeks to address the problems of air, water and soil pollution from plastic waste.  But to do this, it includes Extended Producer Responsibility provisions that would force communities to cede control over their local recycling industries to the same large corporations that are responsible for designing and promoting the waste-generating products and packages.

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Letter to Biden-Harris Administration: Recycling is Infrastructure Too

Date: 31 Mar 2021 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self- Reliance and Zero Waste USA have just sent a letter to ask President Biden and Vice President Harris to establish policies and programs for waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting that will stem climate disruption, address racial justice, and create thousands of jobs throughout the country. … Read More

Guest Commentary: Carroll County, Maryland Should Consider Zero Waste Solutions

Date: 19 Mar 2021 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Bruce Holstein, longtime anti incineration and pro Zero Waste advocate from Carroll County, MD recently authored a guest commentary that appeared in the Carroll County Times. In it, he offered suggestions to county officials about the benefits of zero waste.… Read More

Prominent Lawyer Analyzes Extended Producer Responsibility Laws in California

Date: 19 Mar 2021 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

John Moore, based in Oakland, CA., is a board certified litigator who has practiced law for forty years and has been very active in solid waste and recycling law. In this article, Moore discusses and critiques Extended Producer Responsibility laws in California.… Read More

New Report From Global Anti-Incineration Alliance: Zero Waste Creates 200 Times More Jobs Than Landfills and Incinerators

A new report from the Global Anti Incineration Alliance (GAIA), finds that zero waste creates 200 times more jobs than landfills and incinerators, far more than the number of jobs created by landfills and incinerators.… Read More

Detroit Renewable Power Signs Legal Agreement Not to Burn Trash

Date: 10 Feb 2021 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has entered into a Consent Judgment with Detroit Renewable Power to legally resolve violations of air quality and waste management rules and regulations. Detroit Renewable Power has a long history of violations with EGLE. The requirements of the Consent Judgment will remove the ability to burn trash at the site.… Read More

York University’s Studies of Extended Producer Responsibility Reveal Evidence of Failures

Date: 8 Feb 2021 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Advocates for corporate control over the US recycling sector through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) point to British Columbia as their model for the United States. Yet analysis of this system raises fundamental questions of fairness, transparency and cost effectiveness. Professor Cal Lakhan, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, contributed additional research on the British Columbia EPR system. Dan Knapp, Urban Ore, Berkeley, CA summarizes and comments on Lakhan’s findings.… Read More

“It’s Not a Level Playing Field”: British Columbia Recycling Center Ends Pilot Program for Beer Containers

Date: 3 Feb 2021 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

According to a recent article in a Canadian publication called Prince Georges Matters, the Return-It Recycling Centre in British Columbia is being forced to end its pilot program for beer containers. Saying ‘It’s not a level playing field,’ the Prince Georges Return-It Centre has asked the Minister of the Environment to intervene and stop unfair business practices that threaten container return enterprises.… Read More

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