User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-National
Category: Recycling and Composting
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Replacing plastic: Can bacteria help us break the habit? 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.
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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste 17.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system.

After years of pressure,...

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Don’t recycle plastic — stop using it instead 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Really? A proposed state law that would require a 20% plastic recycling rate by 2024, gradually increasing to 75% by 2030?

It is old news that recycling programs are being canceled and that plastic has little value on the recycle market. The “goal” of getting three-quarters of it...

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As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home 10.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Malaysia sent the United States back its scrap material. Here's what that means for curbing plastic waste.
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Navigating the fast-changing landscape of bioplastics and biomaterials 7.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
From sugar to flax to algae, entrepreneurs and multinationals are racing to cultivate plant-based solutions meant to downplay the world's dependence on single-use plastics.
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The makeup aisle’s ugly side is made of plastic waste 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Health and beauty products are meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

It’s a category in which packaging is as important as ingredients when it comes to standing out in a galaxy of cute little containers. It’s also an industry with a built-in advantage, since looking younger, smelling nicer or simply...

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Oil giants bet their futures on plastic — just in time for a plastic-trash crackdown 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

As the world strives to wean itself off fossil fuels, oil companies have been turning to plastic as the key to their future. Now that’s looking overly optimistic.

The global crackdown on plastic trash threatens to take a big chunk out of demand growth just as oil companies such as Saudi Aramco...

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When Minnesota cities take over trash collection, they take heat. But sometimes it pays off 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's an ongoing battle over the freedom to decide who hauls trash away. Like St. Paul, some Minnesota cities have struggled to control trash collection, but others have made it a part of their broader efforts to help the environment.
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Where our past 30 Under 30 honorees are today 3.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's a sampling of the latest activities from among the 120 outstanding young professionals we've named since 2016.
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Trash collector dumps his load and finds a man amid the refuse, Fresno police say 1.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A garbage man made an unsettling discovery after he arrived at a Fresno recycling center before dawn Friday at the end of his trash-collection rounds. He had just dumped what appeared to be a bloodied body, police said.

The trash collector was further shocked to find that the man was still alive,...

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What do the plastics and climate crises have in common? The same someone profiting from the status quo 27.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
There's a variety of solutions and innovations to solve them — but key players are missing among the problem-solvers.
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There’s a trash and rodent nightmare in downtown L.A., and plenty of blame to go around 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The trash trucks arrived early Wednesday afternoon, and members of the cleanup team from the Los Angeles Sanitation division came with protective yellow coveralls and white masks.

A mountain of rotting, oozing, stinking trash awaited them, stretching a good 20 yards along a skid row alley. Rats...

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Bringing the power of plastic recycling to the people 24.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
A new project can help empower local communities to take recycling into their own bins.
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To reduce food waste, FDA urges 'best if used by' date labels 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about 20 percent of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The new wording aims to clear that up.
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It's a circular world: AI, robotics and chemical recycling are redefining a $110 billion industry 22.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Yes, the system is under pressure but municipalities like New York and Minneapolis have figured out ways to find value in their recycling streams.
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4 reasons businesses should set sustainable packaging goals 21.5.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Plus, some practical ideas for achieving them.
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What is it about humans and waste? 18.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Excerpt from a new book on the human condition, from the former CEO of Green Seal.
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In the U.K., a creative recycling project finds success and expansion 17.5.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Hubbub and Ecosurety are rolling out an initiative that has doubled recycling rates in Leeds City Centre, creating a replicable model for other cities to follow.
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5 deep decarbonization trends in China’s industrial sector 16.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Electrification, carbon capture and hydrogen — oh my!
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Are you ready for Fair Trade … plastics? 13.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
A new project from The Body Shop aims to ensure informal plastic recyclers who live below the poverty line have sustainable livelihoods.
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