User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
Last updated: Jun 12 2019 20:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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From Aldi to H-E-B: These Are America's Best and Worst Supermarkets for Reducing Single Use Plastic, According to Greenpeace 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Greenpeace says all chains profiled in report still need to do more to help address "pollution crisis they're causing."
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The makeup aisle’s ugly side is made of plastic waste 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Health and beauty products are meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

It’s a category in which packaging is as important as ingredients when it comes to standing out in a galaxy of cute little containers. It’s also an industry with a built-in advantage, since looking younger, smelling nicer or simply...

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Oxford Waitrose Unpacked campaign: Shoppers give verdict 4.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
How are Waitrose's customers taking to filling their own containers and bottles in Oxford?
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Bring your own lunchbox to cut plastic waste, says charity 14.5.2019 BBC: Business
The UK's lunch-on-the-go habit is creating nearly 11bn items of waste a year, say campaigners.
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Meal kits have a smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping, study says 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
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Guinness maker Diageo removes plastic from multipacks 15.4.2019 BBC: Business
Cans of the famous Irish stout will now come in recyclable cardboard packs.
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Plastic toys: Is it time we cut back? 11.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
Plastic toys are convenient and cheap but they can be bad for the environment.
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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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After straw ban, California builds a non-plastic future 9.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Kaleigh Laurino keeps an eye on her drink when she meets up with friends at a bar — not because she fears that someone might spike her cocktail, but because she doesn’t want her reusable stainless-steel straw cleared away yet again with the empty glasses.

“My friends are like, are you serious?”...

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Breaking Up with Plastic While You Travel 1.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Once touted as an indestructible magic material, plastics have proven they are, indeed, long lasting - often ending up in our oceans, polluting reefs and killing wildlife. Here's how to help while you travel.
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L.A. County bans vaping and smoking pot at these beaches 27.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It's about to get harder to find a place to vape and smoke cannabis in Los Angeles County.

The Board of Supervisors updated the county’s legal definition of "smoke" and "smoking" on Tuesday, expanding an existing ban on using tobacco products at beaches, parks and government buildings to include...

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Coca-Cola reveals how much plastic it uses 14.3.2019 BBC: World
It's one of a number of big firms to show how much plastic is being used every year
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Here’s Why America Is Dumping Its Trash in Poorer Countries 9.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bales of plastic garbage, stacked 15 feet high, shimmered in the 100-degree heat. They gave off a faint chemical smell as they warped and softened under the equatorial sun.   A canary-yellow Walmart clearance tag poked out from one of the dirty […]
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Robin Cottle gives Marmol Radziner jewelry its industrial chic vibe 7.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“I’ve always been attracted to working in different kinds of mediums,” says Robin Cottle. Trained as a graphic designer in the CalArts MFA program, Cottle’s diverse portfolio includes books, music-industry packaging, brand identities and film advertising. Her current passion for jewelry, however,...

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California lawmakers propose phasing out plastic products that aren't recyclable 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

With Californians already barred from getting plastic straws in many restaurants unless they request them and grocery stores not providing single-use plastic bags, state lawmakers are again proposing to ramp up efforts aimed at significantly reducing products that are not recyclable, including...

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Amazon’s streamlined plastic packaging is jamming up recycling centers 13.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Over the last year, Amazon.com Inc. has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages into delivery trucks and planes.

But environmental activists and waste experts say the new...

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Berkeley isn't just attacking plastic waste, it's rejecting our entire throwaway culture 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Any American school kid can recite the common wisdom for tackling our massive plastic trash problem: reduce, reuse, recycle.

But it’s not that simple.

Addressing plastic pollution has to focus far more on reducing and reusing. It is simply not a problem we can recycle our way out of.

People assume...

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Compostables, Meant to Cut Plastic Waste, Are Stumbling 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Compostable bags, cups and cutlery are becoming more popular amid the mounting backlash against plastic waste, but many products aren’t making it to the compost heap.
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Single-use coffee cups: Wales urged to bring in 'latte levy' 20.1.2019 BBC: Business
Environmental campaigners say Wales should take the initiative with a tax on disposable coffee cups.
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Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK 15.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.
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