Waste Reduction and Recycling: Neil Seldman, PhD

Waste Reduction and Recycling: Neil Seldman, PhD.

Director of Waste to Wealth Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (Washington, DC).

Public Presentation and Workshop on Recycling and Waste Management in the Capitol Region

Albany Public Library, Washington Avenue Branch: 161 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210


How the Capital District can Transition from Landfills & Incineration to Zero Waste 

October 14th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

History of US waste and recycling, restructuring of recycling, localization of solid waste management systems and related challenges. What do we do now at state level, local level, and private sector? What about zero waste?


Creating a Zero-Waste Plan for Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties 

October 15th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Relevant to government officials and decision makers, scientists, economic development experts, environmentalists, students and the general public. Neil will review our Solid Waste Management Plans prior to the workshop. He will address key issues in the Albany-Rensselaer-Schenectady County Region.

Neil Seldman is a nationally renowned expert on recycling and waste reduction, cofounder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (Washington, D.C.). Active in the U.S. and international recycling and zero waste movements, he is a founding member of the National Recycling Coalition and the Grass Roots Recycling Network. He has pioneered developments in processing, building deconstruction and small-scale manufacturing from recycled materials.


Troy Industrial Development Authority and Zero Waste Capital District member organizations: PAUSE/350.org (People of Albany United for Safe Energy), 

League of Women Voters of Albany Co, Sierra Club Hudson-Mohawk Group; 

Save the Pine Bush; Capital Region Interfaith Creation Care Coalition

Published in October/November 2019
Save the Pine Bush Newsletter