User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
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Last updated: Dec 09 2019 09:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Should children watch toy unboxing videos? 9.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
Millions of kids are watching toy unboxing videos in the run-up to Christmas. Should parents be concerned?
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Letters to the Editor: California might need a ballot initiative to fix recycling 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Until recycling centers reopen in California, the state should stop collecting a deposit for each plastic bottle. A ballot initiative should be considered.

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Plastic waste rises as 1.5bn 'bags for life' sold, research finds 28.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Households bought 54 "reusable" bags on average last year, research says, prompting calls for a ban.
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Editorial: The EPA's new recycling plan is straight out of 1985 24.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The EPA recycling plan for 2020 relies on outdated and failed thinking about waste.

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Out of 25k tonnes of plastic waste generated everyday in India, 40% uncollected: Govt 22.11.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
India generates more than 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste everyday, 40 per cent of which remains uncollected and littered in the environment, the Centre informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.
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Plastic pollution: Grass 'could be used for packaging' 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Leftover farming materials could replace plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables, scientists say.
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Tree-planting, car-sharing & wildlife corridors - how green are Premier League clubs? 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
BBC Sport takes a look at what all 20 Premier League clubs are doing to help the environment.
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The tiny plastic packages that are fueling Asia's waste crisis 10.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Single-use sachets have helped low-income consumers but cannot be easily recycled, and are spilling into the oceans.

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Editorial: It's time to talk about a California plastic tax 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A ballot measure filed this week proposes a one penny tax on plastic packaging in California.

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Teabags: Is there plastic in yours? 6.11.2019 BBC: Science
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.
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This Indonesian village thrives on American trash. Its future is bleak 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Asia's crackdown on plastic waste, aimed at protecting the environment, is bad news for small-time recyclers in Indonesia who make a living sorting foreign garbage.

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The battle to break plastic's bonds 23.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
US chemists have turned plastic into motor oil, but the scientific battle to break down the tide of plastic waste continues.
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Opinion: Will California do for dangerous plastic what it did for toxic air? 21.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We're drowning in plastic pollution. We have to stop discarding things like plastic bags, water bottles and cigarette butts — all made with petroleum formed over millions of years — after a few minutes of use.

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The hungry 26-year-old who set up a £100m food firm 14.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
When Timo Boldt realised he wanted to get meal kits delivered, he decided to set up his own firm.
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Single-use plastic banned in Bongaigaon 12.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Single-use plastic banned in Bongaigaon
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“Dear food businesses, areca cutlery and clay pots aren’t eco-friendly” 9.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Many businesses are opting for areca cutlery, clay pots etc to avoid plastic and be eco-friendly. But these materials are hard to compost, and only add to Bengaluru's piling waste.
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Unilever promises to halve new plastic use 7.10.2019 BBC: Business
The manufacturer of brands such as Dove and Domestos says it will recycle more plastic than it sells.
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KVK I/W organises training on mushroom production techniques 5.10.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
KVK I/W organises training on mushroom production techniques
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Ask a 'sotan: What's an eco-friendly way to bag groceries? 2.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As Duluth weighs a plan to curb plastic bag use, we asked two local experts to answer questions from MPR News listeners about the merits of paper, plastic or something else to haul their groceries.
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Govt shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products: Report 2.10.2019 DNA
The plan was for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to outlaw six items on Wednesday, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, as part of a broader campaign to rid India of single-use plastics by 2022.
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