User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-National
Category: Disposal
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The plastics value chain is only as strong as its weakest link 18.1.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
And the weakest link? People.
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Kelsey Berreth search could extend to landfill near Fountain — a daunting task for investigators 18.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
The search for Kelsey Berreth could expand to a landfill near Fountain, a daunting task for investigators nearly two months after the Woodland Park woman vanished.
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Veterans claiming illness from burn pits lose court fight 16.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of veterans sued military contractor KBR Inc., alleging toxic smoke from burn pits at military bases made them ill. A federal appellate court said compensation must come from Congress.
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How Taiwan has one of the highest recycling rates in the world 9.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Adding musical motivation is one of the tactics.
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Homeless woman whose body was found in Alameda County landfill may have climbed into a Dumpster 4.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A body that was found in an Alameda County landfill on New Year’s Eve was identified Thursday as a local homeless woman, and authorities say she may have climbed into a Dumpster before her death.

A heavy-equipment operator at a Livermore landfill called deputies on Monday after he noticed an anomaly...

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How mountains of U.S. plastic waste ended up in Malaysia, broken down by workers for $10 a day 30.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In a derelict warehouse complex plastered with “For Rent” signs an hour from the Malaysian capital, four women squatted on upturned buckets. Their fingernails were cracked and nubby, their headscarves dampened with sweat.

Wielding hair dryers, they heated and peeled labels from a waist-high pile...

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What to do with palm fronds, the stubborn garden waste that defies composting 28.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

So palm trees are a little like family here in Southern California.

Of course we love them. They are woven into our lives like freeways, infusing our skylines with a willowy grace. But like most loved ones, they’re often a royal pain in the … compost. Because they don’t. Compost, that is.

“Palm...

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The Stinkiest, Dirtiest, Nastiest Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of 16.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Drive down Interstate 95 through Baltimore and you can’t miss the Wheelabrator trash incinerator, its smokestack emblazoned with the city’s name. The Charm City’s single largest source of industrial air pollution churns out well over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. […]
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Achieving Clean Air in Cities 7.12.2018 THE CITY FIX
The original version of this text appeared in the International Finance Corporation analysis, “Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities.” Air pollution is the world’s fourth-leading fatal health risk and the top environmental health risk. One in nine deaths globally are attributed ...
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Elk River garbage-burning power plant to close 22.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Great River Energy says it will close a plant in Elk River that converts trash into energy after failing to find a buyer willing to take it over.
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Making up our minds, and minding our waste 22.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The renewed focus on waste management represents the growing opportunity of the circular economy.
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Is your business wasting money on waste? 16.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
Excess product poses a material risk to your company and to the planet. Here's how to recover those losses.
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One way to reduce food waste: Use it to make soil healthier 9.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
Food scraps — or fertilizer?
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How to close the loop on a quarter-trillion plastic bottles a year 8.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
Reverse-vending machines may be just what the market needs to bring circularity to disposable bottles.
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4 ways that cities around the globe are going circular 3.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
From supply chain to waste management, cities are trying to develop local circular economies.
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16 apps helping companies and consumers prevent food waste 12.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
These technologies are fighting both hunger and climate change.
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Sunsetting solar panels: U.S. photovoltaic cell recycling incentives are beginning 18.9.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
State governments are stepping in to create an infrastructure to recover the useful materials from the panels.
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Coal ash landfill collapses in North Carolina after torrential rain from Florence 16.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.
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What will it take to end plastic pollution? 11.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Collaboration. Innovation. Persistence. But, mostly, patience.
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Bio-based plastics can reduce waste — if we invest in both making and getting rid of them 7.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
The world has a plastic problem. Let's not create a bioplastic breakdown, as well.
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