User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
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The makeup aisle’s ugly side is made of plastic waste 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Health and beauty products are meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

It’s a category in which packaging is as important as ingredients when it comes to standing out in a galaxy of cute little containers. It’s also an industry with a built-in advantage, since looking younger, smelling nicer or simply...

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Oxford Waitrose Unpacked campaign: Shoppers give verdict 4.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
How are Waitrose's customers taking to filling their own containers and bottles in Oxford?
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Bring your own lunchbox to cut plastic waste, says charity 14.5.2019 BBC: Business
The UK's lunch-on-the-go habit is creating nearly 11bn items of waste a year, say campaigners.
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New research shows that biodegradable plastics aren’t really biodegradable 7.5.2019 Scroll.in
Making plastic from biological sources could be a solution, but supporting infrastructure is necessary.
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Plastic carry bags banned in Golaghat 3.5.2019 The Assam Tribune
Plastic carry bags banned in Golaghat
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Meal kits have a smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping, study says 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
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Guinness maker Diageo removes plastic from multipacks 15.4.2019 BBC: Business
Cans of the famous Irish stout will now come in recyclable cardboard packs.
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Plastic toys: Is it time we cut back? 11.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
Plastic toys are convenient and cheap but they can be bad for the environment.
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After straw ban, California builds a non-plastic future 9.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Kaleigh Laurino keeps an eye on her drink when she meets up with friends at a bar — not because she fears that someone might spike her cocktail, but because she doesn’t want her reusable stainless-steel straw cleared away yet again with the empty glasses.

“My friends are like, are you serious?”...

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L.A. County bans vaping and smoking pot at these beaches 27.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It's about to get harder to find a place to vape and smoke cannabis in Los Angeles County.

The Board of Supervisors updated the county’s legal definition of "smoke" and "smoking" on Tuesday, expanding an existing ban on using tobacco products at beaches, parks and government buildings to include...

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Coca-Cola reveals how much plastic it uses 14.3.2019 BBC: World
It's one of a number of big firms to show how much plastic is being used every year
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Coca-Cola produces 3 million tonnes of plastic packaging 14.3.2019 Sify Finance
Soft-drinks giant Coca-Cola has revealed for the first time that it produces 3 million tonnes of plastic packaging a year, which is equivalent to 200,000 bottles a minute, a report said on Thursday.
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Robin Cottle gives Marmol Radziner jewelry its industrial chic vibe 7.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“I’ve always been attracted to working in different kinds of mediums,” says Robin Cottle. Trained as a graphic designer in the CalArts MFA program, Cottle’s diverse portfolio includes books, music-industry packaging, brand identities and film advertising. Her current passion for jewelry, however,...

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Namma Ooru Foundation anniversary event to showcase alternatives for green living 25.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Environmental organisation Namma Ooru Foundation will be hosting the Namma Green Sandhai to mark its fourth anniversary. Scheduled activities, discussions and alternatives on display seek to promote and facilitate a low-waste lifestyle among citizens.
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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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