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

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

Neil Seldman

December 8, 2020

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


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Report Explores Problem of Corporate Concentration in America’s Waste and Recycling Sectors

Report Explores Problem of Corporate Concentration in America's Waste and Recycling Sectors

Virgil McDill

December 8, 2020

A report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) does more than explain the problem of concentrated corporate power in the waste sector — it also explains how we got here, and what we can do about it.  READ MORE


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

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

Neil Seldman

December 8, 2020

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  READ MORE


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

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

Neil Seldman

December 1, 2020

"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  READ MORE


Right to Repair Movement Gaining Traction

Right to Repair Movement Gaining Traction

Neil Seldman

November 23, 2020

Recent developments point to the increased headway being made by the right to repair movement across the country.  READ MORE


Anti-Incineration Movement Experiences Setbacks in Australia and Baltimore

Anti-Incineration Movement Experiences Setbacks in Australia and Baltimore

Neil Seldman

November 18, 2020

Reports on developments in Australia and Baltimore, Maryland, US, indicate the difficult work head in eliminating garbage incineration.  READ MORE