Here is an article I wrote in Creations Magazine, April 2019, to bring the Styfofoam (extruded polystyrene) industry to the table. They need to pay for recycling or stop producing it.
RECYCLE STYROFOAM - XPS
GENERAL RECYCLING UPDATE
I met with a Suffolk County Legislator on Nov 20, 2019
OTHERS' RECYCLING ARTICLES
Washington Post, Nov. 18, 2019
A new technology in Israel turns everyday trash into plastic treasure.
Politico, Nov. 21, 2019
The next frontier may be producer responsibility laws, already adopted in Europe and parts of Canada. They fund the disposal of certain packaging and printed paper by collecting fees from companies that produce them. This month, Recology CEO Michael Sangiacomo joined with two members of the California Coastal Commission to launch a petition drive for a statewide ballot initiative. Their proposed law would tax plastic manufacturers up to 1 cent per package, ban Styrofoam food containers and require that all packaging be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2030.
ECONOMICS FOR A HEALTHY PLANET August 2018 ~ A presentation on Economics for A Health Planet, introduced by Barbara Gaughen-Muller, president of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the United Nations Association and an involved peacemaker in Rotary International. You can now download the PDF of the PowerPoint here.
BARBARA & DR. ROBERT MULLER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
August 2018 ~ I had a wonderful conversation with Barbara Gaughen-Muller about my mentor for 30 years, Dr. Robert Muller of the United Nations, communication, love and peace. Robert was an extraordinary visionary who helped five Secretary-Generals, created 22 UN specialized agencies and co-founded the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica.
Barbara Gaughen-Muller is President,
Santa Barbara Chapter of the United Nations Association
and greatly involved in Rotary International.
Barbara's transformational book Revolutionary Conversations
is a must read for activists and people in business
seeking to transform their organizations.
DR. ROBERT MULLER & BARBARA GAUGHEN-MULLER
AT THE UNITED NATIONS & UN UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE
COMMONWEALTH FOR EARTH & HUMANITY January 2019 ~ I had a conversation with Marcello da Silva about the Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity , a system that supports Global Demilitarization to allow funds to become available for investment in Earth, Society and Humanity through 1) Earth Repair & Care, 2) Human Development, 3) Social Stabilization, and 4) Infrastructure that creates Human Enlightenment, Sustainable Families, Sustainable Communities and a Sustainable World. You can see more on CEH here.
Marcello da Silva, Psy.D, is Producer and Host of Conversations with
Dr. da Silva – The TV Show Where Your Voice Matters on Public Access TV Cablevision /Altice, Optimum, Channel 115, Long Island, New York. He is an Organizational Development Adviser consulting with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) affiliated with the United Nations, and is Founder and Chief Associate Director of the Human Nature and Tomorrow's Society Institute. He is a Socio-Anthro Psychologist,
Psycho-Educator, Certified PeerCounselor Supervisor and
Family Specialist, utilizing a combination of psychological, sociological, traditional and alternative therapeutic modalities with a holistic approach.
Devin Thorpe is a champion of social good. As an author, educator and keynote speaker he focuses on those doing good in the world. As a Forbes Contributor, he covers social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Past president of the National Speakers Association Mountainwest Chapter, he shares inspiring insights to help others do more good. His books on personal finance and crowdfunding draw on his entrepreneurial finance experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer, and mortgage broker helping people use financial resources to do good. Previously he worked on the U.S. Senate Banking committee staff and earned an MBA at Cornell. Visit devinthorpe.com to learn more.