User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
Last updated: Aug 19 2019 17:09 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Nanotechnology can make food safer. So why is it being seen with suspicion? 18.8.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The relatively new technology could help overcome poor yields and malnutrition but concerns about its safety to humans and the environment also remain.
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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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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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McDonald's paper straws 'fully recyclable' makers say 6.8.2019 BBC: Business
The manufacturer of the straws says the UK's recycling infrastructure needs more investment.
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Waitrose extends 'bring your own containers' anti-plastic scheme 1.8.2019 BBC: Business
The chain says it received a positive response after removing packaging from its Oxford store.
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Plastics or people? At least 1 of them has to change to clean up our mess 30.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As consumers rebel against plastic waste, there's a growing question: Do we invent something people can toss without harming the environment or do we change people by giving them a chance to reuse?
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Why Uttar Pradesh has failed to eradicate plastic waste despite three bans in four years 22.7.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Poor enforcement of bans is worsened by the lack of data on the amount of prohibited plastics being produced and circulated.
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Living without plastic: One family's journey 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jasper and Vjera Watts, along with their two young children, are trying to live a plastic-free life. It isn't easy.

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Opinion: No, using reusable straws isn't a 'risk.' Not using them is 18.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A freak reusable straw accident is a tragedy but not a reason to back away from efforts to reduce disposable plastic.

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San Francisco law restricts restaurants from offering customers disposable foodware 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

San Francisco restaurants are no longer allowed to offer customers plastic utensils or disposable food accessories with their orders.

If customers would like chopsticks, napkins, beverage lids and sleeves, stirrers and straws, they will have to request them with their purchase. That goes for takeout,...

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Nine Nara deer in Japan die after eating plastic bags 10.7.2019 BBC: World
The Nara deer, known as a national treasure, had eaten rubbish left by tourists, activists say.
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Maybe Jill Ellis could make the WGA and ATA play nice 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Jill Ellis, the U.S. women’s soccer coach extraordinaire, may or may not be part of the World Cup-winning team’s victory tour that may or may not kick off at the Rose Bowl in August, but it would be really great if she could make time to visit L.A. soon.

Because someone needs to step the heck in...

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Plastic has a big carbon footprint -- but that isn't the whole story 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plastic waste litters cities, oceans and even the air. Largely overlooked is how making plastic affects the environment. Plastic is a big contributor to global warming. So are its alternatives.
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Tesco faces Brexit deadline headache 3.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
The retail giant's boss says an October Brexit could cause problems as it's too close to Christmas.
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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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