User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-National
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Last updated: Aug 17 2018 13:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Can talking trash actually make sports more sustainable? 17.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reduction In Motion’s Kelsey Hallowell is efficiently reducing waste with Baltimore athletics and helping fans go green.
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For Philly recycling glut, a fuel cure? 7.8.2018 Philly.com News
"We take mixed waste, which is hard to process, and turn it into a gray fluffy solid"
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Unraveling fast fashion headlines 1.8.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
"Apparel is just human packaging," but closing the loop looks different for a garment than for a cardboard box.
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Why recycling is now a money loser, not a moneymaker for Philly 23.7.2018 Philly.com News
Just a few years ago, Philly was getting paid for its recyclables on the commodity market. By last year, it was paying $4 a ton to get rid of it. Now, it's paying $38 a ton.
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The last straw: How Pizza Hut is cutting plastic waste 10.7.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Swapping plastic straws for paper straws was not a straightforward decision, head of supply chain Steve Packer explains.
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How Pruitt's EPA finds a dangerous chemical is safe: Ignore most exposures to it 5.7.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. The 2016 Lautenberg Act amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) expanded and enhanced Congress’ vision for how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should evaluate and mitigate the potential risks of chemicals.   The original TSCA was intended to encompass the full lifecycles of chemicals, from manufacturing to […]
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NGT notice to AAP government on plea for action against slum dwellers 31.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Stubble burning: Punjab to study Nagpur’s initiative of using agri-waste briquettes for cremations 3.5.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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The US Has Millions of Tons of a Low-Carbon Fuel Source—but It's Being Thrown Away 25.4.2018 WRI Stories
The US Has Millions of Tons of a Low-Carbon Fuel Source—but It's Being Thrown Away Comments|Add Comment|PrintRenewable natural gas can be used in any vehicle with a natural gas engine—typically garbage trucks, freight haulers and buses. Photo by Pixabay The United States generates millions of tons of food scraps; inedible fats, oils and greases; sewage and manure. Some of this organic waste is used for energy or fertilizer, but most of it—around 50 million tons a year—is sent to landfills,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Canary in the Coal Pond 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback that would lessen the consequences and weaken requirements for polluting power plants. Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County, North Carolina, January 23, 2008. (Photo: Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer / MCT via Getty Images) In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected "statistically significant" amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under an Obama-era environmental rule regulating coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal. Mixed with water and ...
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How Dow Chemical and Boise are taking aim at plastics 23.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Many U.S. cities are struggling with how to keep items like juice pouches, candy wrappers and plastic dinnerware out of landfills.
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The Trump Administration Wants to Make Groundwater Less Safe in Coal Country 21.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected “statistically significant” amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under […]
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A train from New York with the stink of sewage befouled a small Alabama town — until the town fought back 21.4.2018 Washington Post
For two months, this two-square-mile coal town found itself mired in other people’s problems, the unwilling custodian of a train filled with 10 million pounds of treated human waste.
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Five myths about recycling 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This myth has been kicking around for decades. Daniel K. Benjamin, a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, recently told Big Think, “In most cities across the nation, recyclin...
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Alabama is sick of New York’s poop 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sometimes a news story just makes you go 'huh'. So it is with the story from Alabama, where a train full of feces from New Jersey and New York has been torturing a town for several months and the town is sick of it.
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'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town 18.4.2018 AP National
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train' 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Here's what you can do about plastic pollution 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Under current conditions, 13.2 billion tons of plastic will be either litter or in landfills by 2050. However, addressing this issue isn't a hopeless cause, and there are some things we can do about it.
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Russians protest garbage dumps blighting Moscow region 14.4.2018 AP Business
MOSCOW (AP) -- Large protests have taken place in nine cities and towns in the Moscow region over pollution from landfills and against government plans to build a garbage incinerator....
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Biodegradable shoes made from mushrooms, chicken feathers 12.4.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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