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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

New Federal Legislation Presents the Opportunity to Break Free from Plastic Pollution

Date: 8 Dec 2020 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Though it contains some harmful provisions, the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act is the most important piece of federal legislation impacting America’s waste and recycling systems in many years. It has the potential to impose profound changes and rein in plastic waste’s negative impact on our air, land and water.… Read More

In His Latest Publication, Captain Charles Moore Presents a Vision for a Zero Waste Future

Date: 1 Dec 2020 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“Mine Landfills Now” is the most recent publication of Captain Charles Moore and the Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research, based in Long Beach, California. Moore is credited with discovering the ‘garbage patches’ in the world’s oceans in 1997, and he continues to undertake oceanographic research and is an international activist for Zero Waste. Moore and ILSR’s Neil Seldman serve as co-chairs of the Save the Albatross Coalition, a project of the Zero Waste USA.… Read More

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