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Letter to Biden-Harris Administration: Recycling is Infrastructure Too

Letter to Biden-Harris Administration: Recycling is Infrastructure Too

Neil Seldman

March 31, 2021

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


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RecycleForce Teaches Recycling Skills to Formerly Incarcerated People

RecycleForce Teaches Recycling Skills to Formerly Incarcerated People

Neil Seldman

September 28, 2021

The Indianapolis non-profit has employed and trained more than 2,000 individuals returning from incarceration in managing hazardous materials in electronic scrap, litter abatement, factory clean outs, and other areas.  READ MORE


Recycling Infrastructure Campaign: Webinars & More

Recycling Infrastructure Campaign: Webinars & More

Neil Seldman

September 20, 2021

The RIIT coalition is hosting an ongoing series of webinars to ensure the plan is part of federal infrastructure discussions and rulemaking. These webinars are free to attend, and anyone working in waste and reuse or advocating around these issues is welcome to register.  READ MORE


Building America’s Zero Waste Future — Episode 135 of Building Local Power

Building America's Zero Waste Future — Episode 135 of Building Local Power

Jess Del Fiacco

September 16, 2021

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Neil Seldman, Director of ILSR’s Waste to Wealth initiative. Jess and Neil interview Gary Liss, Vice President of Zero Waste USA, and Bob Gedert, President of the National Recycling Coalition, about the Recycling Is Infrastructure Too (  READ MORE


National Zero Waste Virtual Conference Announced

National Zero Waste Virtual Conference Announced

Neil Seldman

September 14, 2021

Zero Waste USA in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition is excited to announce the National Zero Waste Virtual Conference, December 8-9, 2021  READ MORE


Commentary Traces History of Modern U.S. Recycling and the Potential for Zero Waste

Commentary Traces History of Modern U.S. Recycling and the Potential for Zero Waste

Neil Seldman

September 14, 2021

In this recently published commentary, ILSR says cities and counties need sources of renewable capital for the generation of investment in recycling, composting and reuse infrastructure. They also need guidelines for proper investment strategies  READ MORE