User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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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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In a small California town, a fight over desalination is now about environmental justice 15.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

A proposed desalination plant along Monterey Bay is one of the most complicated and fraught issues to come before the California Coastal Commission.

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Coronavirus: Disposable masks 'causing enormous plastic waste' 13.9.2020 BBC: Science
The government is urged to do more to get people to wear reusable, washable face coverings.
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L'Oreal launches make-up recycling across UK shops 10.9.2020 BBC: Business
The firm's Maybelline brand has set up recycling points in shops including Tesco and Superdrug.
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Target reinstates car seat recycling program with contactless trade-in option 9.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Target reinstated its car seat recycling program this month despite COVID-19 uncertainty.
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Webinar on waste handling held 31.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Webinar on waste handling held
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Is there a safe and sustainable way for India to dismantle old ships? 30.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Conducting the entire shipbreaking process on a specially constructed bed rather than a muddy surface could limit environmental damage, say researchers.
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Editorial: California has the cure for the plastic plague. Let's use it 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the plastic trash problem. California lawmakers have the solution, and they can't put if off any longer.

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The millions being made from cardboard theft 13.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
With the global market for recycled cardboard worth billions of dollars, it is attracting criminals.
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Auburn Gresham group selected for $10 million prize for plan to address roots of crime and disenfranchisement 7.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The $52.8 million plan, “Always Growing, Auburn Gresham,” on Thursday was awarded $10 million by the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, securing the first-ever Chicago Prize.
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Editorial: Gavin Newsom's plan for California water is a good one. Stay the course 31.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

November's election will to a large extent determine the nature of the federal government's role in the state's water supply.

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Chicago parents struggle to get rid of car seats, children’s items after COVID-19 closures: ‘Recycling is really seeing a decline' 31.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Parents are struggling to figure out what to do with unneeded car seats, cribs and other children’s items as retailers cancel recycling programs and resale shops turn them away.
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Denver’s war on plastics: Another casualty of COVID-19 29.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
As people continue to work and play at home, Denver residents create more trash and that's pushing the city's solid waste division to keep up.
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'We wanted to explore the real India' 28.7.2020 Rediff: GetAhead
'What motivated us was that a lot of people, especially youngsters, had a negative image about India.'
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Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040 24.7.2020 BBC: Science
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.
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UK electrical waste mountain growing 16.7.2020 BBC: Science
Households and businesses in the UK are producing 1.45 million tonnes of electrical waste a year.
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Editorial: The plastics you don't see might kill you 3.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Plastic might be saving our lives from coronavirus now, only to endanger us in the future as it pervades our food and the very air we breathe.

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Why is UK recycling being dumped by Turkish roadsides? 25.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The UK sends more plastic waste to Turkey than to any other country but not all of it reaches recycling plants.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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The treasure trove hidden in discarded computers 9.6.2020 BBC: Technology
Recycled rare earth magnets are one solution to the rising demand for minerals used in our tech.
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