On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 11:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado recycling drops, and state is working to fix that 22.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group.
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The explosive problem of 'zombie' batteries 26.10.2020 BBC: Front Page
Batteries that power mobile phones and other devices are causing fires because they are not disposed of properly.
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Electric goods 'should have repairability rating' 23.10.2020 BBC: Technology
The government is urged to label devices like phones, laptops and washing machines to cut waste.
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After 21 years, Pepsi Center to be renamed Ball Arena as part of new partnership 22.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche will be known as Ball Arena as part of a multiyear global partnership between Ball Corporation and Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.
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Editorial: California failed the communities around Exide. This cannot happen again 21.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A bankruptcy court let Exide walk away from its toxic contamination. California leaders cannot let this happen again.

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Plastic recycling in South Korea was already in crisis. The pandemic is pushing it to the brink 21.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The surge in plastic waste caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may push over the edge an already fragile ecosystem of recycling plastic, already strained by falling oil prices and interruptions in the global trade in recyclables.

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Letters to the Editor: Exide is getting away with polluting minority neighborhoods. That's unconscionable 20.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Allowing Exide to abandon its battery plant sets a terrible precedent by sticking California taxpayers will the cleanup bill.

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Coronavirus: Face masks are worsening Earth’s waste problem. Here’s how you can help 17.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
From a purely environmental perspective, owning multiple reusable face masks, and machine-washing them together, is the best option.
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Court allows Exide to abandon a toxic site in Vernon. Taxpayers will fund the cleanup 17.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

A bankruptcy court says Exide Technologies can abandon its toxic battery recycling plant in Vernon, leaving a massive cleanup to California taxpayers.

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At federal hearing, community outrage over plan to abandon Exide battery plant 14.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Residents blast bankruptcy plan by battery recycler Exide to abandon its Vernon plant, which is blamed for polluting neighborhoods with lead.

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Pvt firm rendering yeoman service in keeping Tezpur clean 13.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Pvt firm rendering yeoman service in keeping Tezpur clean
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The Exide battery recycling plant left a big toxic mess. A court could let it walk away 12.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

A bankruptcy plan by battery recycler Exide would allow it to walk away from California's largest environmental cleanup, leaving taxpayers to pay the bill

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Editorial: Don't let Exide walk away from its toxic mess 9.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's simply unacceptable to let a serial polluter walk away, leaving the community to suffer.

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Editorial: Don't despair. California's fight against plastic trash is far from over 8.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The failure of a landmark plastic pollution bill in the Legislature in August was a setback, but not the end of the effort to reduce plastic trash.

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Indian government wants manufacturers to manage plastic waste – but its proposed rules are rubbish 7.10.2020 Scroll.in
Industry experts say the draft rules do not hold producers responsible, instead offering them ways to evade responsibility.
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Building a guilt-free plastic water bottle: It's not easy 6.10.2020 LA Times: Business

Culver City-based Cove aims for a December pilot launch of what it calls the first plastic water bottle made entirely from biodegradable materials.

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Top food brands lack green packaging, says Which? 24.9.2020 BBC: Business
Pringles, Cadbury and Babybel are among big names that failed the Which? recycling test.
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Recycling isn’t enough to tackle the world’s worsening plastic pollution crisis 22.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Health problems associated with plastics production disproportionately affect low-income racial minorities across the globe.
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Gurugram gets first green space using waste 21.9.2020 Gurgaon News, Latest Gurgaon News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
The officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Sunday inaugurated the first Swachh Vatika at Sector 4/7 dividing road.
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Here are some easy ways to make sustainable choices during the pandemic 16.9.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Appalled by the tidal wave of single-use plastic from takeout and more? Experts give tips for how to be eco-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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