In October 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 34, modifying the California Integrated Waste Management Act and establishing a policy goal that “75 percent of solid waste generated be source reduced, recycled, or composted… Read More »From Waste to Jobs: What Achieving 75 Percent Recycling Means for California
This study provides strong evidence that an enhanced national recycling and composting strategy in the United States can significantly and sustainably address critical national priorities including climate change, lasting job creation, and improved health. Achieving… Read More »More Jobs, Less Pollution: Growing the Recycling Economy in the U.S.
This chapter discusses a range of arrangements and concerns associated with waste management in developing nations. The first three sections provide general background, discuss the standard form of privatization, and introduce an alternative. The fourth… Read More »Sustainable Solid Waste Management Using a Base-of-the-Pyramid Approach
In the context of mounting environmental challenges, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is currently reviewing the Solid Waste Master Plan: 2006 Revision, the key document summarizing the Commonwealth’s waste reduction and management strategy. This… Read More »Assessment of Materials Management Options for the Massachusetts Solid Waste Master Plan Review