User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO 22.8.2019 Reuters: World News
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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Amazon in row over plastic packaging 21.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
The retail giant has angered customers by introducing a new range of plastic envelopes for deliveries.
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More U.S. towns are feeling the pinch as recycling becomes costlier 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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How Kasturba Nagar residents are working towards a cleaner Adyar 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Members of ROKA -- Residents Of Kasturba Nagar Association -- write about the association's dedicated efforts to restore cleanliness and hygiene in the larger neighbourhood, with proper waste management practices in place.
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Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers' 21.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.
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U.S. recycling industry struggles to figure out a future without China 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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Op-Ed: My restaurant shifted away from plastics. Requiring the same of others would be good for California 19.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Plastic packaging is the easy choice for restaurants. A new law would require a shift to products better for the environment.

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Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic 19.8.2019 BBC: World
Paros in Greece is at the centre of a drive to turn it into the world's first island free of plastic waste.
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"Super-Filter" Mussels Can Clean 25 Litres Of Water A Day, Say Scientists 18.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution.
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The 10 surprising things you can't recycle 18.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
After McDonald's says its paper straws cannot be recycled, what other items only go in general waste?
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Column: I took the contents of my blue bin to the recycling center. Here's what I learned 17.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

What can be recycled in Los Angeles? Some plastic, all glass, most paper, but not your garden hose.

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Mumbai Civic Body Has 58,000 Crores, But City Gets Flooded: Nitin Gadkari 16.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
In a swipe at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Union minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said on Friday that the civic body is sitting on a huge cash pile, but the mega city's rain...
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Cash for trash: Indonesia village banks on waste recycling 16.8.2019 Reuters: World News
Indonesia's crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields.
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Newsletter: Today: Is the recycling crisis our wake-up call? 15.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A ban in China has left the U.S. with a glut of once-recyclable junk and an industry crisis.

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Op-Ed: California is leading a pro-worker resistance 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Partnerships between labor and the environmental movement in California could be models for rebuilding worker power elsewhere in the nation.

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Hoping to get a nickel for that can? With California's recycling crisis, good luck 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

When California's largest operator of recycling redemption centers, RePlanet, went out of business last week, the state suddenly lost nearly one-fifth of its redemption centers in one day.

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As California's recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's recycling industry has struggled since China banned imports of plastics and other material. Experts say changes are vital to overcome a waste glut.

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How bad is Pakistan's plastic bag problem? See for yourself 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in Pakistan goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.
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Plastic, plastic everywhere but not for African recyclers 13.8.2019 Reuters: World News
A sea of crumpled bottles spills across the courtyard of Lucy Luo Minghui's new $44 million plastic recycling factory in Nairobi, where plastic waste litters roadsides and clogs rivers. Yet, she can't get enough to sustain her business.
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Letters to the Editor: Recycling won't save us -- using less plastic is our only option 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We need to stop using disposable plastic containers to carry food. San Francisco airport's ban on plastic bottles is a step in the right direction.

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