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Reducing Waste and Recycling More, An Evaluation of Policies from Across America

Reducing Waste and Recycling More, An Evaluation of Policies from Across America

Neil Seldman

April 4, 2018

Extended Producer Responsibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ILSR appreciates the coverage of this important topic by Waste Dive. The goal of the article is to stimulate discussion among industry, government and civic stakeholders. We have added a short bibliography of recent documents related to Extended Producer Responsibility for Paper, Packaging and Products to aid further analysis. This post includes the footnotes for the article. Thanks to many people who read, discussed, criticized and helped guide my inquiries; especially Susan Kinsella, Ruth Abbe, Gary Liss, Howard Levenson, Leonard Lang, David Morris and Scott Cassel. This article was originally published in Waste Dive on MREAD MORE


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Local Reuse Advocate Blasts Waste Management’s Misleading Public Comments on Recycling

Local Reuse Advocate Blasts Waste Management's Misleading Public Comments on Recycling

Neil Seldman

June 11, 2018

The following is shared with us by our friend and ally Dan Knapp of Urban Ore in Berkeley, California. For more from Dan Knapp and his partner Mary Lou Van Deventer, please listen to our Building Local Power podcast where we interviewed both ofREAD MORE


A Teaching Moment on ‘Pay As You Throw’ Recycling Policy in Connecticut

A Teaching Moment on 'Pay As You Throw' Recycling Policy in Connecticut

Nick Stumo-Langer

June 8, 2018

Neil Seldman ILSR’s co-founder and director of its Waste to Wealth Initiative, quoted in Falls River Herald News on unit pricing of solid waste and recycling: Stands corrected. Seldman stated that he was not aware of any community that ended its PREAD MORE


In the Finger Lakes of New York, a Garbage Incinerator Proposal Comes Under Fire

In the Finger Lakes of New York, a Garbage Incinerator Proposal Comes Under Fire

Neil Seldman

June 8, 2018

On May 15th, 2018 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying that the proposed incinerator plan is, "not consistent with my administration's goals for protecting our public health, our environment, and our thriving agriculture-based economy in the FingerREAD MORE