User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-National
Category: Recycling and Composting
Last updated: Mar 31 2020 21:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Plastic wars: Industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show “Frontline” found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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Why plastics are also a climate issue 25.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can’t tackle one successfully without tackling the other, as many of the reasons for and solutions to the growing plastic and climate problems are the same.
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Testing the mettle of the aluminum cup 23.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Which is better: reusable, unrecyclable plastic or single-use, recyclable aluminum?
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Andy Tomkins brings Canon's new circular focus into view 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The sustainability engagement manager explains the goals of working for the common good with a circular business model that makes sense economically.
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Hundreds of companies crack down on plastic from fast fashion to supermarkets and beyond 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The initial headline-grabbing pledges to phase out single use plastic may have become old news, but the new normal is seeing hundreds of companies quietly advance their plastic reduction strategies.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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All the ways I failed miserably trying to live plastic-free for a week 5.3.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

No matter how hard I tried, plastic kept sneaking its way back into my life.

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Dow's Julie Zaniewski on its partnership with recycling leader Avangard Innovative 3.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Julie Zaniewski, North America sustainability director at Dow, says that the company's plans for 2020 include living out its sustainability strategy. That includes keeping plastic out of the environment and bringing circular economy solutions to life.
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Lawsuit in California targets plastics pollution from Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other companies 27.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Earth Island Institute is seeking an order for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle USA, Procter & Gamble and six other companies to clean up plastic waste the group says is fouling California's environment.

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Letters to the Editor: Something we can do right now about our trash problem? Ban polystyrene 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Our plastic trash problem is out of control; one thing that can be done about it right now is banning the plastic-based foam commonly known as Styrofoam.

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The complexities of composting 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article is adapted from GreenBiz's weekly newsletter, Circular Weekly, running Fridays. Subscribe here.These days, recycling gets all the attention. Yet while the world scoffs at global recycling rates and panics at plastic pollution, I often wonder when a similar wave of public outrage will arrive for recycling’s biological counterpart: the humble world of compost. 
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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A new bill in Congress would put the onus on plastic manufacturers to solve the plastic pollution crisis, making them design and run waste and recycling programs.

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Episode 208: Humanizing supply chains, from food waste to household cleanser 21.2.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Plus, outtakes from this week's interview with Maria Pope, CEO of Portland General Electric.
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How China and the U.S. can innovate on plastic waste 14.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The world's two biggest producers and consumers of stuff stand to play a pivotal role in creating a circular economy, but they'll both have to get out of their own way.
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This company is turning food waste into a cleaning spray 14.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
97 percent of the cleaning product is made from the water, acids and alcohol from the food waste.
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Rethinking the 'P' word 14.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
It's time for blue-sky thinking plus practical measures in the battle to reduce plastic waste.
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To manage plastic waste, you first have to measure it — here's how we did it for one Caribbean country 7.2.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Measuring the problem is often challenging for plastics, due to lack of data on where they come from and end up.
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Not pulp fiction: Absolut, Coca-Cola and the paper bottle project 6.2.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The two brands are part of a ‘pioneer community’ that also includes Carlsberg and L’Oreal.
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Plastic to-go containers are bad, but the alternatives might not be much better 5.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Single-use plastic bans are showing up across the nation. But compostable plates and forks may not solve the plastic crisis.
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