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Pay As You Throw Pays Off for Carroll County, Md.

Pay As You Throw Pays Off for Carroll County, Md.

Neil Seldman

January 10, 2019

There is an old saying from California’s early recycling movement in the 1970s: “The hardest thing to do in recycling is to decide to recycle. After that, common sense and entrepreneurialism takes over.”  READ MORE


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Webinar: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Webinar: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Marie Donahue

January 10, 2019

In a recent webinar, ILSR research associate Marie Donahue shared findings from our report, Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy, highlighting why classifying incineration as a “renewable" form of energy is problematic. Allies from GAIA, a global anti-incineration network, and the national Energy Justice Network also pr  READ MORE


Pay As You Throw Pays Off for Carroll County, Md.

Pay As You Throw Pays Off for Carroll County, Md.

Neil Seldman

January 10, 2019

There is an old saying from California’s early recycling movement in the 1970s: “The hardest thing to do in recycling is to decide to recycle. After that, common sense and entrepreneurialism takes over.”  READ MORE


Recycling Updates from Around the Country

Recycling Updates from Around the Country

Neil Seldman

January 4, 2019

A round-up of exciting recycling initiatives in the U.S.  READ MORE


Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Marie Donahue

December 12, 2018

Almost half of U.S. states allow energy produced by burning garbage to count toward their renewable energy requirements. In a new report, we unpack why incineration is so problematic and how communities can embrace cleaner alternatives.  READ MORE


Recycling Is the Enemy of Wasting

Recycling Is the Enemy of Wasting

Neil Seldman

December 7, 2018

Recycling has long been known to be the enemy to waste management companies as it diverts materials that could be going to landfills, threatening profits and political influence. It makes sense. Landfilling waste is highly profitable, while recycling materials is marginally profitable and can also lose money. Flat recycling rates  READ MORE