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Category: Recycling and Composting
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Meal kits have a smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping, study says 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
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APM's Water Main: 'Just Eat It: Why Food Waste Matters' 22.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
APM special: "Just Eat It: Why Food Waste Matters" presents the environmental challenges of food production and waste.
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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The Best Eco Luxury Hotels Around the World 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
These eleven hotels combine sustainability with luxury for the ultimate no-guilt experience.
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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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Report Report: Food waste, investing, transportation, systems change, plastic pollution 2.4.2019 GreenBiz.com
The latest crop of research reports on sustainable business, climate and cleantech topics.
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Breaking Up with Plastic While You Travel 1.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Once touted as an indestructible magic material, plastics have proven they are, indeed, long lasting - often ending up in our oceans, polluting reefs and killing wildlife. Here's how to help while you travel.
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The overlooked role of food banks in slashing emissions 29.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Food banks are helping to tackle hunger and prevent emissions equivalent to the annual carbon output of 2.2 million cars, a new report says.
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Are you ready for Round 3 of the plastic waste trade war? 29.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Plastic waste exporting countries will soon need the informed consent from recipient countries to import their waste.
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She Wanted Her Town to Breathe Clean Air. She Got Death Threats Instead. 28.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Pua Lay Peng first smelled trouble early last year. An acrid odor began waking her up in the middle of the night, and the sky often appeared unusually hazy. Her neighbors in the quiet, agricultural town of Jenjarom began complaining of headaches, […]
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She Wanted Her Town To Breathe Clean Air. She Got Death Threats Instead. 27.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
How neighbors in a small town exposed the dirtiest secrets of our broken recycling system.
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10 Small Changes That'll Make Your Bathroom WAY More Sustainable 27.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Look for bathroom products that are biodegradable, recyclable, water-saving and plastic-free.
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Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging. We made a list. 26.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging. We made a list.
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Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging. We made a list. 26.3.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Boma Brown-West, Senior Manager, Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director, and Michelle Harvey, Consultant. This is the second in a series evaluating the challenges in single-use food packaging waste. In the late 1980s, the Council of Northeast Governors (CONEG) was concerned that heavy metals in packaging would accumulate in recycled materials to levels that presented serious health concerns. The organization drafted model legislation […]
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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure 25.3.2019 WRI Stories
Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure Comments|Add Comment|PrintMembers of a waste-pickers cooperative push collection carts along the streets of Pune, India. Photo by Kyle Lafferiere Pinky Sonawane spent her childhood gathering garbage on the streets of Pune, India. She’d join her mother in pulling plastic bottles, cans and cardboard from roadside dumpsters, selling the materials to scrap traders for income. With no organized waste-collection system in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure 25.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
 SWaCH is a finalist for the WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Pinky Sonawane spent her childhood gathering garbage on the streets of Pune, India. She’d join her mother in pulling plastic bottles, cans and cardboard from roadside dumpsters, selling ...
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Denver planning “pay-as-you-throw” trash fee, Mayor Hancock says 23.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver is preparing to charge for trash collection based on how much residents use, Mayor Michael Hancock announced at an elections forum Thursday, reviving an idea that was discussed his first year in office.
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What do you do with a dead solar panel? 22.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As solar power becomes more common, so does its waste, making solar recycling crucial.
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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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Your organization can start taking a bite out of office food waste 19.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
In just one year, the World Resources Institute halved food waste at its global headquarters. It's challenging others to do the same.
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