User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-National
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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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Tom Szaky: How to repackage packaging 16.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Making reduce, reuse and recycle reliable.
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L.A. trash haulers will drop some of their fees — and the city will help pay the tab 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council has struck a deal with commercial trash haulers to eliminate some of the costly fees charged as part of RecycLA, Mayor Eric Garcetti's recycling program for businesses, condominium complexes and larger apartment buildings.

Under a settlement backed by Garcetti and the...

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How Restaurants Can Cut Food Waste on Valentine’s Day – and Every Day 14.2.2019 WRI Stories
How Restaurants Can Cut Food Waste on Valentine’s Day – and Every Day Comments|Add Comment|PrintPhoto by Ted McGrath/Flickr Going out for a festive meal this Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone. On this holiday and others, restaurants see big business. That’s good news for the restaurant industry, but big business can generate a lot of food waste, which is a huge economic, social, and environmental problem. For the average person, the steps to reducing food waste when dining out are pretty... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Snowy sidewalks aside, Boulder code enforcement cases see decrease 11.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Following snowstorms in recent weeks, Boulder code enforcement officers have been inundated by up to 70 phone calls in the days after complaining of property owners who have failed to remove snow or ice from public sidewalks.
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The rise of plastic insecurity in China’s Yangtze River economic belt 5.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Waste management and pollution prevention are historically ineffective in China — here's why that matters.
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Better recycling through chemistry 1.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Breaking it down to basics, like nature does.
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Shareholders ask retailers to report on plastic bags 29.1.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Retailers that aren't disclosing their plans to reduce or eliminate plastic bag use may be in store for shareholder activism.
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New Study Confirms: Degenerative Food & Farming System Poses Mortal Threat 29.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new study calling for a “radical rethink” of the relationship between policymakers and corporations reinforces what Organic Consumers Association and other public interest groups have been saying for years: Our triple global health crises of deteriorating public health, world hunger and global warming share common root causes—and that the best way to address these crises is to address what they all have in common: an unhealthy, inequitable food system perpetuated by a political and economic system largely driven by corporate profit.

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In Davos, calls for a circular, inclusive economy 28.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Plus, a global call to action for intergenerational cooperation.
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Berkeley isn't just attacking plastic waste, it's rejecting our entire throwaway culture 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Any American school kid can recite the common wisdom for tackling our massive plastic trash problem: reduce, reuse, recycle.

But it’s not that simple.

Addressing plastic pollution has to focus far more on reducing and reusing. It is simply not a problem we can recycle our way out of.

People assume...

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It Is Time to Respect the Planet's Boundaries—and Overhaul How We Eat and Waste Food—If We Want to Feed Our Rising Population 25.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The way we eat and grow food has to dramatically change if we're going to feed the world's increasing population by 2050 and protect the planet, according to a major report released today from the EAT-Lancet Commission.

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Berkeley goes nuclear on single-use plastic 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Thank heavens for Berkeley. The famously liberal Bay Area city’s government may go over the top at times, but is not afraid to take tough and unpopular stands against public health and environmental threats. It adopted the nation’s first tax on sugary drinks, for example. It was an early adopter...

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Photo Essay: Poor Communities in Surat, India, Take Climate Resilience into Their Own Hands 24.1.2019 THE CITY FIX
Urban flooding is a major and growing concern. Japan experienced floods and mudslides that killed more than 120 people last year. The Indian state of Kerala witnessed a 100-year flood that swamped several metropolitan areas. And a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on ...
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Berkeley approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups at restaurants 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley who don't bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste.

Berkeley's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the...

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Photo Essay: Poor Communities in Surat, India, Take Climate Resilience into Their Own Hands 22.1.2019 WRI Stories
Photo Essay: Poor Communities in Surat, India, Take Climate Resilience into Their Own Hands Comments|Add Comment|PrintSurat, India is a coastal city of 4.5 million people. Urban flooding is a major and growing concern. Japan experienced floods and mudslides that killed more than 120 people last year. The Indian state of Kerala witnessed a 100-year flood that swamped several metropolitan areas. And a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that cities will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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3 ways cities can help accelerate the circular economy transition 22.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
Energy, water, food, materials, nutrients enter urban ecosystems and leave as emissions and waste. Here's how can cities turn this situation around.
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