User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
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Jeff Bezos promises Amazon will be net-zero carbon by 2040. His workers want more 20.9.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Amazon expands its pledge to fight climate change after a growing number of Amazon workers say the e-commerce giant isn't moving fast enough. Hundreds of them plan to walk out Friday as part of a global "climate strike."

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Editorial: If California demands an end to plastic waste, the world's manufacturers will listen. So do it already 13.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Will California show the nation how to take on the enormous problem of single-use plastic or will it chicken out under threats from an industry that's happy to continue to fill the world with old water bottles, plastic food wrappers and countless other pieces of disposable plastic?

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Plastic packaging: How are supermarkets doing? 13.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
The UK needs to move away from all single-use packaging, say MPs. But have supermarkets got the message?
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Sainsbury's pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025 13.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
The supermarket is asking the public for ideas on how best to reduce its packaging.
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Today’s Special: Grilled Salmon Laced With Plastic 12.9.2019 Mother Jones
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists studying the North Atlantic Ocean started noticing that tiny fragments of plastic were turning up in their plankton and seaweed samples. The microparticles, they found, absorbed toxic chemicals and were then eaten by flounder, perch, and other fish. Until recently, though, researchers thought these ingested plastics stayed in a creature’s […]
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It's crunch time for California's plan to phase out single-use plastics by 2030 5.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California lawmakers are weighing three bills to phase out single-use plastic containers and address the state's recycling crisis. But industry opposition looms.

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Editorial: California's bottle deposit system is broken — and poor people are the ones losing the most 26.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California's bottle bill is broken. Recycling buyback centers are closing in droves. Fix the law or dump it.

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Amazon in row over plastic packaging 21.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
The retail giant has angered customers by introducing a new range of plastic envelopes for deliveries.
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Op-Ed: My restaurant shifted away from plastics. Requiring the same of others would be good for California 19.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Plastic packaging is the easy choice for restaurants. A new law would require a shift to products better for the environment.

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The 10 surprising things you can't recycle 18.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
After McDonald's says its paper straws cannot be recycled, what other items only go in general waste?
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Column: I took the contents of my blue bin to the recycling center. Here's what I learned 17.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

What can be recycled in Los Angeles? Some plastic, all glass, most paper, but not your garden hose.

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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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McDonald's paper straws 'fully recyclable' makers say 6.8.2019 BBC: Business
The manufacturer of the straws says the UK's recycling infrastructure needs more investment.
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Waitrose extends 'bring your own containers' anti-plastic scheme 1.8.2019 BBC: Business
The chain says it received a positive response after removing packaging from its Oxford store.
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Plastics or people? At least 1 of them has to change to clean up our mess 30.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As consumers rebel against plastic waste, there's a growing question: Do we invent something people can toss without harming the environment or do we change people by giving them a chance to reuse?
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Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Ditch Ties to Plastics Industry Association Following Pressure From Greenpeace: 'A Victory for Every Person That Spoke Up' 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Organization has lobbied for states to prohibit plastic bans across the country as companies attempt to reduce waste.
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Living without plastic: One family's journey 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jasper and Vjera Watts, along with their two young children, are trying to live a plastic-free life. It isn't easy.

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Opinion: No, using reusable straws isn't a 'risk.' Not using them is 18.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A freak reusable straw accident is a tragedy but not a reason to back away from efforts to reduce disposable plastic.

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San Francisco law restricts restaurants from offering customers disposable foodware 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

San Francisco restaurants are no longer allowed to offer customers plastic utensils or disposable food accessories with their orders.

If customers would like chopsticks, napkins, beverage lids and sleeves, stirrers and straws, they will have to request them with their purchase. That goes for takeout,...

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Nine Nara deer in Japan die after eating plastic bags 10.7.2019 BBC: World
The Nara deer, known as a national treasure, had eaten rubbish left by tourists, activists say.
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