User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-Independent
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Waste not, want not: 5 videos about scraping value from trash 15.8.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Enterprising individuals within companies are finding opportunities in the waste stream to cut costs and waste and improve operations. Watch this (circular) space.
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In Kenya, dried poop briquettes are serving as a clean cooking fuel 14.8.2017 TreeHugger
This waste-to-resource project not only produces a less smoky and long-burning fire, but could also help improve health and sanitation outcomes.
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Under Trump, Environmental Justice Policy Ignores an Entire Section of the Population 9.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Janine Jackson: The story of Flint, Michigan's water is far from over. The state attorney general has brought  involuntary manslaughter charges  against five officials so far, for waiting a year to tell the largely African-American community about an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease, believed to have killed at least 12 people, and for deflecting scrutiny of the outbreak, which, along with lead levels that in some cases qualified the city's water as toxic waste, was linked to the failure to take anti-corrosion measures when the city switched water sources. That was on the watch of Flint's then -- emergency manager Darnell Earley, who faces charges along with Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon and others. The case has issues. The AG says he wasn't able to interview Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, for example, who Earley answered to, after all, but it's still a perhaps unprecedented effort to hold state officials accountable for failing to protect the public. That said, if systemic problems could be ...
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Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone 7.8.2017 Current Issue
The call themselves promotoras, and they’re starting to see results.
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Stories of Indigenous-led Resistance to Oil and Waste 5.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On this edition of Making Contact, we'll meet people challenging polluters in their own backyard. Not to push hazardous industries into another neighborhood. Instead they're developing visionary solutions for a better life for all and for the future of the planet. From urban to rural communities, we'll learn about indigenous-led efforts to protect public health and the environment for future generations. We'll meet Community Storytelling Fellow, environmental and indigenous leader Isabella Zizi. In this piece, Zizi talks about how the 2012 Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, California sparked her involvement in indigenous-led environmental movements. Zizi walks us from one refinery town to the next, showing us what it's like living next door to an oil refinery and how these towns have come together to protect the sacred systems of the planet. Then we head to Maine where we meet communities fighting the expansion of a landfill. The Penobscot Nation lives on the river that shares their name. Just upstream ...
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The Garden State cuts food waste for climate goals 31.7.2017 GreenBiz.com
New Jersey state laws mandating food waste reductions create business opportunities for recyclers, composters and others.
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Regenerative Appalachia: Storytelling And Songs Re-Envision Boone, North Carolina 30.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
So, it’s hard to explain what led to the “great crisis.” You see, everyone said it would never happen. A megadrought has
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It's Time to Talk (Again) About Sewage Sludge on Farmland 24.7.2017 Truthout.com
The "land application" of sewage sludge has been promoted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1993 as the preferred method for the disposal of this by-product of municipal wastewater treatment. Millions of tons of hazardous sewage sludge have subsequently been spread on farmland and public parks in the United States. Sometimes it is bagged and sold as "organic" fertilizer and compost in garden supply stores. No matter how it is processed or how slick it is marketed as a fertilizer or soil amendment, putting sewage sludge on land is a health and environmental disaster.  Has sewage sludge caused any farm damage? Once the sludge leaves the wastewater treatment plant, it is not tracked; there’s no national system for reporting sludge-related health or environmental problems; and farmers are not known for having deep pockets, which is what it would take to bring the issue of damages to US courts. Nevertheless, in February 2008, the McElmurrays , dairy farmers from Georgia, received an order and ...
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An improbable ocean voyage to end plastic waste 22.7.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In 2008, two sailors drifted across the North Pacific to Hawaii on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles. Their journey inspired a movement to save the seas.
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Free child car seat recycling trial 21.7.2017 Planet Ark News
A new child car safety seat recovery trial program has been set up in a number of location across Queensland, NSW and Victoria offering parents a free and environmentally-friendly option for disposing of their old child car restraints. The program ends soon so don't miss out.
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Scientists calculate total amount of plastics ever produced 20.7.2017 Environmental News Network
Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment according to a study published today in the journal Science Advances.
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Open Burns, Ill Winds 20.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Pentagon’s handling of munitions and their waste has poisoned millions of acres, and left Americans to guess at the threat to their health.
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Britain fights over where to put plastic bottles 30.6.2017 TreeHugger
With appallingly low recycling rates, some Britons want a deposit return scheme implemented, while others say it would never work. But what if this whole debate misses the point?
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How A Georgia Town Thwarted A Plan To Dump Tons Of Toxic Coal Ash 28.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
When news spread in Wayne County, Georgia, that Republic Services planned to dump toxic coal ash in their landfill, citizens and the local newspaper fought back.
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The Trash Incinerator Industry Is Trying To Tank A Massive Renewable-Energy Effort 24.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Advocates for the trash-incineration industry are trying to sink an effort to get nearly 1,500 cities behind 100 percent renewable energy, according to an email obtained by HuffPost. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the largest nonpartisan coalition of city executives in the country, is set to vote Monday on a proposal to make converting to zero-emissions energy a top priority, laying out a policy framework for making the shift. If approved, the resolution would be the broadest rejection yet of President Donald Trump ’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate deal to reduce planet-warming emissions. But first, the motion must clear the organization’s energy committee. On Friday, the Energy Recovery Council ― a trade group representing companies that operate most of the country’s 77 power plants that burn solid waste ― asked its members to send letters to the committee’s 13 members and urge them to block the motion because it doesn’t include burning garbage as a source of renewable ...
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Rocky Flats Made Nukes. Then It Made A Mess. Now It's About To Become A Public Park. 21.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
ROCKY FLATS, Colo. ― Plutonium, named for the Roman god of the underworld and the dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, is one of the world’s most dangerous elements. Inhaling just one particle will bombard internal organs, particularly the lungs and liver, with harmful alpha radiation for decades. For the most part, it isn’t naturally occurring. But until just over a decade ago, it was plentiful in this 5,000-acre patch of rolling hills and grasslands. From 1952 to 1989, this picturesque sanctuary was home to a factory that produced plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons ― a lot of them. Nearly all of the approximately 70,000  nuclear weapons produced in the United States include a part made at Rocky Flats. It was designated as a Superfund site in the early 1990s, and the radioactive materials have been removed. It’s scheduled to open to the public for the first time next summer . But rather than welcoming the prospect of thousands of new acres for recreation, some Coloradans are suing to stop ...
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Phoenix launches a hub for the circular economy 15.6.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new incubator from the Arizona State University and the city of Phoenix finds ways for both public and private organizations to overhaul waste.
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With all our amazing technology, why do single-use plastics still exist? 13.6.2017 TreeHugger
It seems ludicrous that we haven't developed an alternative for this harmful and persistent material that permeates our lives and planet.
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Painting a Brighter Environmental Future 8.6.2017 Planet Ark News
The Australian paint industry is leading the way in combating waste, providing the first national program of its kind in the world.
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How the circular economy can help your company retain its competitive edge 7.6.2017 GreenBiz.com
SPONSORED: Ever sifted through a landfill? There are tons of valuable materials within. How to harness it is the basis for a vast new business opportunity.
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