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Why balloon releases need to stop 24.4.2017 TreeHugger
All around the world, communities are starting to speak out against the senseless "mass aerial litter" created by balloons.
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Stephen Colbert Shreds 'Self-Righteous Landfill Of Angry Garbage' Bill O'Reilly 20.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
“The  Late Show ” host Stephen Colbert had some sharp words for Bill O’Reilly , the longtime Fox News host who was  dumped by the network on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment.   “I owe a lot to Bill O’Reilly,” Colbert said Wednesday night. “I spent over nine years playing a character based largely on him ― and then 12 months in therapy to de-bloviate myself.”   Colbert cited the Fox News statement, which said that “by ratings standards,” O’Reilly was “ one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news.” The audience booed, but Colbert cut them off.  “No, no, no. By ratings standards, he is,” Colbert said. “By moral standards, he was a self-righteous landfill of angry garbage.” Then Colbert brought back the “other” Stephen Colbert, the one based on O’Reilly, to give “Papa Bear” a fond farewell: Also tonight! Conservative pundit 'Stephen Colbert' reacts to #BillOReilly 's dismissal from Fox News. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/p8IJtmKBcn — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) ...
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What should you do with old car seats? 18.4.2017 TreeHugger
Car seats go from being lifesavers to dust accumulators in a few short years, creating a huge trash problem. What's a parent to do?
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Australia's Biggest E-Waste Processing Plant to Open 13.4.2017 Planet Ark News
The South Australian Government has welcomed the development of a mega e-waste facility in Port Pirie.
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Rex Tillerson Arrives In Russia To Literal Trash Fire 11.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touched down in Moscow on Tuesday as smoke from burning garbage billowed near the airport, ABC News reported . It was a symbolic arrival, given the current strained relationship between the United States and Russia.   Smoke near Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, where Sec. of State Tillerson is due to land, coming from a burning garbage dump, Russian officials say pic.twitter.com/QxkBrXeRRI — Dan Linden (@DanLinden) April 11, 2017 The Kremlin said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t  meet with Tillerson . The secretary of state is on an “ exploratory ” trip to seek out any possible areas for cooperation, according to the State Department.   But his trip likely represents an attempt to perform some damage control. U.S.-Russian relations haven’t been this strained since the end of the Cold War , according to the Kremlin. The Russian government is propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the U.S. has been offering support to rebel groups for many ...
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The profitable hospital system with sustainability in its DNA 10.4.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Gundersen Health Systems became the first U.S. hospital to reach renewable energy independence, saved $3 million and improved community health.
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What it takes to design products for the circular economy 4.4.2017 GreenBiz.com
Planned permanence and material reincarnation both have virtues in pushing the linear economy closer to this desired new model.
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"It's a Cover-Up, Not a Clean-Up": Nuclear Waste Smolders in Sites Across the US 30.3.2017 Truthout.com
Hanford, in Washington State, the scene of the largest radioactive cleanup in the country. Cleanup of toxic waste at Hanford has passed the 20-year mark already, and is expected to continue for decades. (Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper) The Manhattan Project and the Cold War have left a legacy of toxic and radioactive waste at sites across the nation, requiring the largest environmental cleanup in US history. Now many experts fear that the federal government, which has always underestimated the problem, will prioritize increasing nuclear armament over tackling nuclear waste under the Trump administration. Hanford, in Washington State, the scene of the largest radioactive cleanup in the country. Cleanup of toxic waste at Hanford has passed the 20-year mark already, and is expected to continue for decades. (Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper) You can support the best in on-the-ground reporting, scientific analysis and thorough investigative journalism. Make a donation to Truthout ...
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5 packaging materials you didn’t know are difficult to recycle 27.3.2017 TreeHugger
How many of these common items have you placed in your blue bin?
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Businesses That Don't Recycle Are Missing Out 16.3.2017 Planet Ark News
A local grocer spending $12,000 a year less on waste fees, an electronics retailer saving $8,000 and a large vitamin manufacturer saving $68,000 a year are just some of the example of the savings that can come from better waste management.
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Copenhagen, Striving To Be Carbon-Neutral: Part 1, The Economic Payoffs 14.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
“Making environmental sense, makes economic sense.” — Morton Kabell, Copenhagen’s Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs Copenhagen’s rapid energy transition creates new jobs, new economic activity, and new businesses. Copenhagen, Denmark— By focusing on reducing carbon emissions and becoming more sustainable, can cities enhance their citizens’ health, well-being, and comfort, while improving their economies? One need not knock on too many doors in Copenhagen’s Town Hall to find city officials who find this proposition self-evident. They point toward a mounting body of evidence indicating that the same policies that protect the climate also improve the capital city’s economy and global competitiveness. Unpretentious in blue jeans and close-cropped blond beard, Morten Kabell, Copenhagen’s Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs, clearly enjoys explaining the rapid progress Copenhagen is making toward becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. Global Recognition Copenhagen has ...
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CEOs spill their sustainability secrets 11.3.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Execs from Dow, Pacific Seafood and more share success strategies like nixing food and packaging waste — and the trials that come with it.
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Bold Women Creating Positive Environmental Change 9.3.2017 Planet Ark News
How the environment impacts women and what three women are doing about it
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Dispose of the Disposable Coffee Cup 1.3.2017 Planet Ark News
With a staggering 50,000 disposable coffee cup going into landfill in Australia every 30 minutes (yep every 30 minutes), it's time to dispose of our disposable coffee cup addiction. And to help you we're giving away 10 Planet Ark Keep Cups.
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Is using recycled aluminum sustainable and green? A new book raises questions 27.2.2017 TreeHugger
Yes, but we still have a problem, says Carl A. Zimrig in a new book "Aluminum Upcycled: sustainable design in historical perspective." Because we are using too much of the stuff.
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Turning Recycled PET-Bottles and Reclaimed Wood into Furniture 24.2.2017 Planet Ark News
From the kitchen bin to the kitchen bench. IKEA has launched a new kitchen range made from recycled PET and reclaimed wood.
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Disposing of Disposable Plastic in Delhi 16.2.2017 Planet Ark News
India has announced a ban on all forms of disposable plastic across the capital Delhi. The ban came into effect 1 January 2017 and single-use items including plastic cups, bags, plates, and cutlery are now prohibited in the National Capital Territory area.
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Walking the talk with custom waste solutions for trade conferences 8.2.2017 GreenBiz.com
How a partnership with TerraCycle has enabled our GreenBiz 17 conference to go zero waste.
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Landfill Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Community Activists, Agrees to Environmental Protections 8.2.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire

The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that a settlement agreement has been approved by the federal court in a defamation lawsuit filed by a waste company against four community activists who voiced opposition to a coal ash landfill in their small town.

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Pilot Flies 500 Miles On 10 Per Cent Plastic Waste Fuel 7.2.2017 Planet Ark News
Environment groups On Wings of Waste completed a flight from Sydney to Melbourne using a combination of fuel made from plastic waste pollutant and jet A1 fuel.
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