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Grocery bags and takeout containers aren't enough. It's time to phase out all single-use plastic 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Faced with an unholy tonnage of chip bags, soda bottles, takeout containers and other disposable plastic items flowing into our landfills and our waters, winding up in wildlife, drinking water and food, policymakers in California have tried reining in plastic waste bit by bit. For example, more...

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Scott Pruitt Is a Historically Bad EPA Chief. But This One Might Have Been Even Worse. 20.2.2018 Mother Jones
Scott Pruitt isn’t the first EPA administrator famously hostile to the agency. That distinction goes to Anne Gorsuch. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, the agency’s first female head was known for her jet-black hair, fur coats, proclivity for Marlboro cigarettes—and coziness with polluters. Just weeks after taking the post on May 20, 1981, Gorsuch relaxed […]
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Woman burned as gas is pumped into garbage can in backseat 19.2.2018 AP Washington
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say a Washington woman suffered severe burns after gasoline fumes ignited when gas was being pumped into a garbage can in a car's backseat....
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Innovative tip-to-tail ideas for reducing seafood waste 15.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Seafood and the circular economy are converging as innovative startups craft everything from renewable energy to "fish leather" shoes.
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Woolcool turns waste wool into insulation wonder 15.2.2018 Planet Ark News
The rise and rise of home delivery services has been a major lifestyle trend over the past couple of years, revolutionising the way we eat at home and the humble 'night in'.
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Plan for 600 homes near Erie stalled when lost chemical waste dump was found nearby 13.2.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Developer Richard Dean had a plan to clean up an old landfill in Erie and build 600 single-family homes to the south, but his plan became messy.
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Vacant lots, empty homes and dying orchards on bullet train route attract squatters, vandals and thieves 4.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The state High-Speed Rail Authority has purchased more than 1,000 properties in the Central Valley for its route, but many of the vacant parcels are magnets for squatters, vandals and arsonists.
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EPA Sets Plan to Remove Radioactive Waste from Missouri Dump 2.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to try to remove radioactive waste from a Missouri dump as part of a widespread effort to speed up how the government deals with the country’s most toxic sites.
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EPA orders cleanup at St. Louis nuclear waste site. What does it mean for the nation's other toxic messes? 1.2.2018 Washington Post
EPA orders cleanup at St. Louis nuclear waste site. What does it mean for the nation's other toxic messes?
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Deb, Unilever scrub plastic microbeads from consumer products 1.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A closer look at the corporate and university-level innovation driving plastic-free cosmetics.
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The Super Bowl of recycling? NFL aims to keep over 40 tons of waste out of landfills. 1.2.2018 Washington Post
The Super Bowl of recycling? NFL aims to keep over 40 tons of waste out of landfills.
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Petition on pollution of coastal wetlands in Mumbai: NGT seeks reply from respondents within two weeks  31.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Zero waste at GreenBiz 18, and how you can help 29.1.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Four days. More than a thousand attendees. Zero landfill waste.
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WLRM Business Recycling & Waste and Recycling Infrastructure grants are now open 29.1.2018 Planet Ark News
Funding is now available for the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Waste Less Recycle More grants for business recycling and waste and recycling infrastructure programs.
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At Superfund sites, Scott Pruitt could flip his industry-friendly script 24.1.2018 Washington Post
At Superfund sites, Scott Pruitt could flip his industry-friendly script
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Garbage on the beach: Flood of waste stirs uproar in Lebanon 23.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Lebanon’s festering trash crisis came crashing ashore this week, after residents woke up to find a powerful winter storm had laid a mantle of waste at a beach just a few minutes’ drive north of the capital, Beirut.
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Brazil Closes Giant Pile of Trash, Depriving Residents of a Treasure 22.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Nearly 60 years after Brazil carved a modernist capital out of its wind-swept central plateau and began dumping its solid waste there, the dump was closed as part of an effort to modernize waste removal. With that, thousands of poor people lost their meager livelihoods rifling through garbage.
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No, your microwave oven isn't killing the planet 18.1.2018 TreeHugger
These stupid headlines miss the whole point- Microwaves use very little power, slightly more than a 7 watt LED bulb over its lifetime.
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Library opens in Turkey with books collected by sanitation workers 17.1.2018 TreeHugger
Thousands of books destined for the landfill have been rescued by garbage collectors and are now available to the public.
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NSW EPA Waste Less Recycling More funding information session 16.1.2018 Planet Ark News
WLRM Business Recycling & Waste and Recycling Infrastructure grants information session. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be holding an information session and a webinar on 23 January 2018 as part of the latest Waste Less Recycle More funding for business recycling and waste and recycling infrastructure programs.
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