User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
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California lawmakers propose phasing out plastic products that aren't recyclable 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

With Californians already barred from getting plastic straws in many restaurants unless they request them and grocery stores not providing single-use plastic bags, state lawmakers are again proposing to ramp up efforts aimed at significantly reducing products that are not recyclable, including...

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Amazon’s streamlined plastic packaging is jamming up recycling centers 13.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Over the last year, Amazon.com Inc. has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages into delivery trucks and planes.

But environmental activists and waste experts say the new...

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First State Level Awareness Programme on Agri Export Policy Held in Pune 4.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
    Suresh Prabhu addressing the first state level awareness programme on agri export policy   Commerce Minister, Suresh Prabhu,in his address at the first state level awareness programme on agriculture export policy said that in order to achieve the purpose of the policy clusters have been identified across the country for development of agriculture exports.
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Berkeley isn't just attacking plastic waste, it's rejecting our entire throwaway culture 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Any American school kid can recite the common wisdom for tackling our massive plastic trash problem: reduce, reuse, recycle.

But it’s not that simple.

Addressing plastic pollution has to focus far more on reducing and reusing. It is simply not a problem we can recycle our way out of.

People assume...

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Is recycling worth the effort? If we can’t cut down on waste, it’s the only way 24.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Reusing, reducing and preventing waste are more effective, but harder to implement.
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Compostables, Meant to Cut Plastic Waste, Are Stumbling 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Compostable bags, cups and cutlery are becoming more popular amid the mounting backlash against plastic waste, but many products aren’t making it to the compost heap.
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Single-use coffee cups: Wales urged to bring in 'latte levy' 20.1.2019 BBC: Business
Environmental campaigners say Wales should take the initiative with a tax on disposable coffee cups.
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Startups are helping North India’s farmers to dispose of crop residue cleanly (and reduce pollution) 20.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The farmers usually burn the residue, leading to severe air pollution in winters.
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Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK 15.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.
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Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping 13.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.
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Plastic ban in Chennai: How are businesses coping? 9.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Some have switched to traditional or alternative methods of packaging while some continue to use polypropylene bags under the misconception that these are better than plastic. Here's an overview of how various businesses in the city are adapting to the ban on single use plastic.
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Going zero-waste may not be as difficult as we think; here’s why 8.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
It's not expensive, nor does it entail a huge investment of time, and a good number of conscious citizens in Chennai have already taken firm steps towards sustainable living. The recently-enforced plastic ban could provide a great opportunity for all to move towards the same.
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Climate change: We challenged three people to transform their daily habits 4.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Our green guinea pigs agreed to make as many changes as possible for a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
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“An opportunity for our state to show the way”: Rajendra Ratnoo on plastic ban 3.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A chat with Rajendra Ratnoo, IAS, on the plastic ban in force and the plans of the state to promote eco-friendly alternatives.
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Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain? 1.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A year ago China imposed a ban on waste imports, so what's happened to the UK's plastic?
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Plastic bag fee 'to double to 10p' and include every shop 27.12.2018 BBC: Science
The government wants to double the charge and extend it to all shops in England, to cut plastic use.
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Colorado cannabis businesses that aren’t exactly cannabis businesses are growing 26.12.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado is the top state for ancillary cannabis businesses -- those that support the pot industry but don't actually grow or sell marijuana.
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Year End Review 2018 Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare 26.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) fixes target for the production of foodgrains in the country annually. The target for the production of foodgrains has been fixed at 290.25 million tonnes for the 2018-19.
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New sustainable 'plastics' in the offing 26.12.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Plastics take hundreds of years to decay, So bottles and bags create plastic 'continents' in the oceans, endanger animals and pollute the environment.
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News Daily: Waste strategy and cabinet to talk no-deal Brexit 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Your morning briefing for 18 December 2018.
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