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Last updated: Jul 19 2019 20:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Is your yoga mat bad for the environment? 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Yoga mats have long been made with PVC, a highly toxic plastic. Now manufacturers are using alternatives, including cork and biodegradable tree rubber.

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Preparing for takeoff? Shell and BA step up backing for waste-based jet fuel plant 18.7.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Velocys secures new investment to complete help plans for Lincolnshire biorefinery project.
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India’s Environmental Challenges in 10 Images 16.7.2019 THE CITY FIX
The last two decades have seen a rampant rise in environmental challenges being faced by cities and countries globally. In India, too, challenges related to air pollution, waste management, scarcity of water, conservation of natural resources, and loss of biodiversity, ...
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16 companies rethinking packaging 12.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
These consumer goods companies are embracing packaging innovation.
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A day's work on Delhi's mountain of trash 6.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's almost as tall as the Taj Mahal. It smolders and festers. And it's a source of income for slum dwellers nearby.
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First Hong Kong protested. Now it’s Wuhan, China. What makes it Beijing’s latest headache? 5.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

On suffocating summer nights in Wuhan city, China, the smell of burning garbage drifts through the air, so acrid that people close their windows and complain they cannot get to sleep. And when local authorities recently tried to rush through a waste-to-energy plant to incinerate garbage, they provoked...

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P&G hopes to develop recyclable diapers in battle against waste 3.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Procter & Gamble Co., facing an industrywide backlash against consumer waste, is seeking a patent that would help it develop recyclable versions of absorbent products including diapers, sanitary products and even cleaning wipes.

Because many absorbent products today use multiple kinds of plastic...

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Burning Man organizers would fight drug and weapon screenings, will follow attendance limits 30.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Burning Man organizers say they won't challenge the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plans to cap their attendance at current levels under a new 10-year permit, but they will fight any move toward federally sanctioned screenings for weapons and drugs at the counterculture celebration.

BLM proposed...

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Bioplastics and circularity: Why can't we be friends? 29.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Flexible plastics enable the modern world and food access — but they shouldn't contaminate or overrun it. Could bioplastics be the answer?
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5 things you should know about the impact of burning trash 28.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Despite the zero waste movement, the case for keeping them open is getting increasingly harder to defend.
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MillerCoors working to develop biodegradable rings for beer cans to reduce plastic 25.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Since the 1970s, six-pack plastic rings have been a symbol of harmful waste in the ocean. However, the rings have been a staple for beverage companies to hold canned drinks together. At MillerCoors, one of the oldest beer brewing companies, the plan is to get rid of plastic in favor of a biodegradable option.
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Circular startups strive for the Accelerate prize 25.6.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
An alternative to cardboard boxes for online shopping deliveries and reusable cups for cafés starred among the young products competing at Circularity 19.
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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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California has to stop thinking small in the fight against plastic trash 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There’s no doubt that the tiny plastic shampoo and lotion bottles provided to hotel customers are extravagantly wasteful. At most, they contain enough product for a couple of uses before they are tossed. But they represent just a small drop in the ocean-sized environmental disaster of single-use...

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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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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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Monthlong search of landfill continues for 6-year-old believed murdered by relatives 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

More than a month after the disappearance of a 6-year-old Apple Valley boy, police continue to comb an area landfill for the remains of Duke Flores, who authorities believe was killed by his mother and aunt.

On Monday morning, detectives resumed searching a Victorville landfill, where they think...

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The rise of plant-based plastic packaging 9.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Alternatives to plastics are growing in popularity. Can they be scaled?
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Celebrate Earth Day by opting for style-conscious essentials 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, doesn’t have to be marked with grand gestures. While beach clean-ups, tree plantings and petition signings might be some ways of honoring the day, it’s also a time to think about what you buy and what its origins are.

From bottle-less shampoo to tees...

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Alabama Senate Moves to Prohibit Bans on Plastic Bags 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Alabama moves to prohibit bans on plastic bags and single-use containers.
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