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Celebrate Earth Day by opting for style-conscious essentials 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, doesn’t have to be marked with grand gestures. While beach clean-ups, tree plantings and petition signings might be some ways of honoring the day, it’s also a time to think about what you buy and what its origins are.

From bottle-less shampoo to tees...

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Not all biogas is created equal 15.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Not all biogas is created equal
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How Are You Cutting Down on Plastic Waste? 12.4.2019 Mother Jones
The United States—and the world—is facing a plastics crisis. Experts predict that if we continue using plastics at the current rate without proper disposal, there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050.  The problem has only gotten worse after China stopped accepting contaminated recycling last year. The United States used to […]
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China’s Recycling Policy Is Making American Cities Take a New Look at Their Trash 2.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the ClimateDesk collaboration.  “This facility is our version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” That’s how Eileen Kao described Montgomery County, Maryland’s recycling center on a tour. Kao, who is chief of waste reduction and recycling in the county’s Department of Environmental Protection, pointed […]
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Life-cycle assessments must better align with circularity 28.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How come we tend to look at the implications of one end-of-life action but not others?
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The decarbonization ideals underlying the Green New Deal are not unattainable 26.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Massive electrification will bring about a new American abundance.
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Report reveals heavy burden of energy waste, methane emissions on Navajo communities 21.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Report reveals heavy burden of energy waste, methane emissions on Navajo communities
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3 circular plastics trends to watch 21.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
They’re helping make the case for circularity.
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The US Is Accused of Blocking Global Action Against Plastic Pollution 16.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Environmental groups involved in talks at a United Nations conference in Kenya have accused the US of blocking an ambitious global response to plastic pollution. Representatives of countries at the UN environment conference in Nairobi this week agreed to significantly reduce single-use plastics over […]
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IKEA and shipping giant CMA CGM to pilot first sustainable marine biofuel 15.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A container ship in Rotterdam will become the first in the world to test a new sustainable marine biofuel next week.
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Troy Swope of Footprint on transformational change to eliminate plastics 13.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Bio-based, biodegradable with significant shelf-lives — and alternatives to plastic waste.
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25 badass women shaking up the corporate climate movement 8.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From determined diplomats to compassionate policy experts to pragmatic executives, they are role models for any gender.
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Monster Avocados and Bread Beer: 12 Technologies Fighting Food Waste 28.2.2019 WRI Stories
Monster Avocados and Bread Beer: 12 Technologies Fighting Food Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne-third of all food the world produces is lost or wasted. Photo by petrr/Wikimedia Commons Consider the last time you brought home a haul of fresh fruits and vegetables, looking forward to a week of healthy eating, only to have your berries go bad overnight, your greens wilt in the fridge and the avocados go soft on the counter. Wasting food can be frustrating, and a hit on your wallet. You’re... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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A gap remains in the circular economy conversation: Toxic chemicals in packaging 28.2.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Boma Brown-West, Senior Manager, Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director, and Michelle Harvey, Consultant. This is the first blog in a series evaluating the challenges associated with single-use food packaging waste. This week Walmart joined a growing number of companies that are trying to advance the circular economy for packaging. Like previous commitments from Nestle, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, Walmart is stepping up its […]
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Walmart steps up on recycling efforts – but a gap remains in the circular economy conversation 27.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Walmart steps up on recycling efforts – but a gap remains in the circular economy conversation
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The Delta tunnels project would capture more stormwater. So why cut it to one tunnel? 23.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: The article, “California wastes most of its rainwater, which simply goes down the drain,” laments that much of our sporadically abundant rainwater is not captured and, consequently, is “wasted” by being sent to the ocean. As noted in the article, much will be done to remedy this...

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Introducing Blockchain Impact Award Runner Up StaTwig 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One third of the world’s food is lost in transit, spoiled or destroyed because it is improperly stored or handled. By tracking waste in the supply chain, StaTwig aims to eliminate it.
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Solving the plastic pollution crisis requires focus on another ‘R’ — responsibility 21.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Companies must tackle the problem by reducing and reusing first, rather than skipping straight to recycling as the bests solution.
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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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Reuse makes a comeback 18.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The three Rs were just the beginning.
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