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Zero Waste to Landfill?

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 2, 2016 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

All incinerators need landfills despite the myth of “zero waste to landfill” put forward by garbage incineration proponents. Citizens in Saugus, MA, have been trying to close an ash landfill for 14 years. The need to expand the facility to take more incinerator ash gives them a new opportunity.

Zero waste sends less materials to landfill than an incinerator.

See Saugus incinerator’s request for more landfill space sparks environmental protests – from Katie Lannan, WWLP, Chanel 22 News.

About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D., co-founded the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is the Director of the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and counties recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy  through new processing and manufacturing facilities.  Neil also serves on ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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