User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-National
Category: Disposal
Last updated: Sep 09 2019 15:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis 9.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Although the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it.
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Are bioplastics really better for the environment? Read the fine print 28.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern and make the environmentally responsible choice.
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Tides of change: The global shift from single-use plastics 22.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Manufacturers, brands and governments partner to eliminate plastics and close the loop on sustainable supply chains.
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More U.S. towns are feeling the pinch as recycling becomes costlier 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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New Permian data show how worst offenders prevent progress on flaring 14.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Permian data show how worst offenders prevent progress on flaring
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As California's recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's recycling industry has struggled since China banned imports of plastics and other material. Experts say changes are vital to overcome a waste glut.

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With the world heating up, who needs an event such as Burning Man? 31.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The ephemeral city in the desert is seeking to achieve carbon negativity, yet its impact as a cultural movement expands far beyond Black Rock.
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Earth Overshoot Day and the promise of 'One-Planet Compatibility' 29.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Can the private sector push back the day each year when we exceed our planet's sustainability budget? Here are five paths forward.
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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1970s, Minnesota allowed hazardous waste to be dumped at a site in what was then the far outskirts of the Twin Cities. Today, the landfill is surrounded by homes, ball fields and a creek. The state is paying $22 million to clean it up.
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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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