User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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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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'COVID-19 is a man made pandemic' 6.6.2020 Rediff: News
'Wild animals lived in their natural environment.' 'So, viruses could not be communicated.' 'Then came mass production and mass quartering of animals -- whether it be poultry, pigs and cattle -- which gave rise to bird flu, SARS and the mad cow disease.' 'Vast amounts of animal produce are also being flown from one part of the world to another, which has helped to spread the virus.' 'All these changes have led to a new and deadly mutation of the virus that has immobliised human beings.'
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Wanted: hotels' used soap. Reward: fighting coronavirus. The problem: no guests 27.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Las Vegas, the largest hotel city in the U.S., recycles soaps for countries that need it. And now, the U.S. is one of them

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Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed 20.5.2020 BBC: Science
A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.
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Tip reopening leads to long queues 19.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
There have been huge queues since a recycling centre in Sutton Coldfield reopened.
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Coronavirus: Lockdown eased in England as people return to work 13.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Unlimited exercise, meeting a friend at the park and moving house are now allowed, under new rules.
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Coronavirus: Queues build as Manchester tips reopen 2.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Cars lined up for 30 minutes before some recycling centres opened for the first time since lockdown.
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Coronavirus: Calls for clarity as tips due to reopen 1.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some authorities say waste sites will reopen at the weekend, while others say further guidance is needed.
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Coronavirus surpasses cancer, heart disease to become L.A. County's No. 1 killer 24.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus surpasses cancer, heart disease to become L.A. County's No. 1 killer

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Coronavirus prompts Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend California's plastic bag ban 24.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Newsom announced Thursday that he signed an executive order to suspend the 2016 plastic bag ban for 60 days after hearing concerns from the California Grocers Assn. about shoppers bringing reusable bags from home.

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Coronavirus: Fly-tipping rise prompts plea to reopen tips 17.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some local authorities say they have seen a "sharp rise" in illegal dumping.
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Why proper trash, recycling and compost disposal are critical to Denver health amid coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The dramatic rise in home activity during the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the exposure risk to an underappreciated and essential City of Denver workforce -- residential trash, recycling and compost removal.
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'These people are warriors.' Meet the waste workers taking risks to sort your recyclables 6.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Even as the coronavirus rages, workers in parts of California continue the job of picking up and sorting through waste and recycled items.

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Plastic wars: Industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show “Frontline” found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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Every drop counts: why grey water recycling is a must 20.3.2020 Hindu: S & T
Grey water recycling is a must for a water-starved country like India, says Nidhi Adlakha
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Single-use plastics ban in Wales unveiled 18.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed from 2021.
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Coronavirus: How the government hopes to stop you touching your face 18.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
With coronavirus spreading, ministers are looking for new ways to make us behave more hygienically.
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