User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-National
Category: Recycling and Composting
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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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Climate solutions depend on rare earths. Here's how they can be sourced responsibly 21.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
These elements are necessary for solar energy, wind energy and electric vehicles — and so is the way we secure them.
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California lawmakers propose phasing out plastic products that aren't recyclable 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

With Californians already barred from getting plastic straws in many restaurants unless they request them and grocery stores not providing single-use plastic bags, state lawmakers are again proposing to ramp up efforts aimed at significantly reducing products that are not recyclable, including...

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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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Why solving the problem of plastic waste begins at home 15.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
New business models and incentives for consumers are two ways to start.
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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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More grocers are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to food waste 14.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Walmart, Kroger realize that awareness is a big part of the problem and the solution.
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Amazon’s streamlined plastic packaging is jamming up recycling centers 13.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Over the last year, Amazon.com Inc. has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages into delivery trucks and planes.

But environmental activists and waste experts say the new...

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ADVISORY: Press Call: How Much Money Can Restaurants Make By Wasting Less Food? 7.2.2019 WRI Stories
ADVISORY: Press Call: How Much Money Can Restaurants Make By Wasting Less Food? WASHINGTON (February 7, 2019)–One-third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, but new research launching February 14 will find that restaurants joining the fight against food waste can save a significant amount of money as well as food. During an embargoed press call on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 am ET / 15:00 GMT, experts Liz Goodwin (WRI), Sam Kass (former White House Chef), Michael La Cour (IKEA)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
The community composting movement: how to make a closed-loop food-and-waste system sexy 2.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
As public awareness of composting models grows, a new vision is emerging.
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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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Durability and reusability are at the heart of circular packaging 30.1.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
TerraCycle founder and CEO Tom Szaky on why moving away from disposability is the key to reducing waste.
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Berkeley Has No More Forks to Give 29.1.2019 Mother Jones
It might be a good time to invest in a coffee thermos, at least if you live in Berkeley, California: Its city council unanimously passed an ordinance on January 22 to limit restaurants and food vendors from using single-use foodware like plastic-lined paper cups and plastic forks. The measure, titled the “Single Use Disposable Foodware and Litter […]
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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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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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How to save a shelf-life: cutting down on food waste across its supply chain 25.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's how better packaging and labeling can help change throw-away culture.
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