User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-National
Category: Recycling and Composting
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Barriers to a Circular Economy: 5 Reasons the World Wastes So Much Stuff (and Why It's Not Just the Consumer's Fault) 24.5.2018 WRI Stories
Barriers to a Circular Economy: 5 Reasons the World Wastes So Much Stuff (and Why It's Not Just the Consumer's Fault) Comments|Add Comment|PrintWe need to pivot to a circular economy. (Flickr/Lora) If you need motivation to skip the straw at lunch today, consider this: Scientists found that even Arctic sea ice—far removed from most major metropolitan areas—is no longer plastic-free. According to Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson of the British Antarctic Survey, "this suggests that microplastics... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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What will happen to solar panels after their useful lives are over? 11.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's a good sign that solar energy use is growing, but the infrastructure to sunset these cells barely exists.
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A planned Denver-area trash/recycling site drew a stink from neighbors, then a fast-growing town killed it by annexing the land 7.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Could a battle over 12 acres of vacant land deep in Denver's suburbs serve as the setting for a new -- and some say overly aggressive -- approach to annexation, one likely driven by the metro area's mushrooming growth and ever shrinking supply of available land?
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Kansas City Chiefs debuts compostable peanut bags during football game 3.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: BASF lends Aramark, Arrowhead Stadium a helping hand in being the first sports venue to sell the pre-packed compostable bags.
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These startups are turning surplus food into new consumer products 3.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The idea began with a bin of discarded avocado pits. Where others would see waste, Drexel University Food Lab graduate students Sheetal Bahirat and Christa Kwaw-Yankson recognized an opportunity.After some experimenting, they made an avocado-pit tea by blanching, grating and dehydrating the pit. The tea has a mild, slightly fruity taste and a pleasing, natural pink color.
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No food waste here: 12 delicious recipes using kitchen scraps 30.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Before you throw away those carrot tops and asparagus trimmings, consider how you might incorporate them in the meal. Combat food waste with 12 recipes for salads, soups, ravioli and more.

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Food giants Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo will get tougher on single-use plastics 30.4.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
They're part of an industry-wide commitment in the United Kingdom aimed at reducing "unnecessary" packaging by 2025 and accelerating innovation in recyclable, reusable and compostable containers.
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Why you should use compost, even if you don’t have a big garden 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Why you should use compost, even if you don’t have a big garden
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If you're troubled by food waste, you should support GMOs 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Reading the article, “The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water,” I was disheartened about the sheer amount of wasted food and resources when so many are without any food at all. I was equally disappointed with the lack of solutions mentioned...

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Measure to block take-out container laws advances but is unlikely to become law 25.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A bill that would overturn local ordinances that ban non-recyclable containers cleared a committee, but may not make it to a floor vote.
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How Dow Chemical and Boise are taking aim at plastics 23.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Many U.S. cities are struggling with how to keep items like juice pouches, candy wrappers and plastic dinnerware out of landfills.
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Five myths about recycling 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This myth has been kicking around for decades. Daniel K. Benjamin, a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, recently told Big Think, “In most cities across the nation, recyclin...
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A New Study Shows the Stunning Amount of Food People Toss in the Garbage Every Day 19.4.2018 Mother Jones
Before you toss that bruised apple or let your leftovers spoil in the fridge, you might want to digest this: New research finds that Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person every day. That’s roughly equal to 30 percent of the average American’s daily calories. And throwing our food into the trash wastes the land, […]
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UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups 18.4.2018 Washington Post: World
A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world’s oceans.
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UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups 18.4.2018 AP Business
LONDON (AP) -- A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans....
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How customer demand influences sustainability innovations 16.4.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. On this episode: McDonald's engages consumers to be part of the solution to end waste.
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P&G’s circular economy strategy now includes water and (yes) diapers 16.4.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Will the giant consumer packaged goods company place itself head and shoulders above the rest?
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Investigation of dead body leads police to home near school 13.4.2018 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An investigation into a body found at a Spokane recycling center led police to a home near an elementary school....
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Amid Trade Feud, Recycling Is in Danger of Landing on Trash Heap 12.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The U.S. generates more recyclable waste than any other country and China is the top customer for that scrap. China’s 25% tariff on U.S. scrap aluminum would make reusable metal from other countries more appealing.
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Nestlé to go fully reusable and recyclable by 2025 12.4.2018 Planet Ark News
The world's largest food and beverage company has announced plans to make its packaging 100% reusable and recyclable by 2025.
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