On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

 
User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
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'It's a real shame all the deli counters are shutting' 6.11.2020 BBC: Business
Sainsbury's says falling customer demand is behind its decision to cut its meat, fish and deli counters.
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After 21 years, Pepsi Center to be renamed Ball Arena as part of new partnership 22.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche will be known as Ball Arena as part of a multiyear global partnership between Ball Corporation and Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.
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Japan gets deer-friendly bags to stop animals eating plastic 20.10.2020 BBC: World
The bags are an answer to the trail of potentially deadly plastic left by tourists each year.
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Morrisons and Waitrose ditch glitter for Christmas 15.10.2020 BBC: Business
The supermarkets won't use glitter in own-brand crackers and cards as part of sustainability efforts.
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How the coronavirus is changing L.A. County's waste stream 10.10.2020 LA Times: Health

The coronavirus outbreak has indelibly imprinted itself on life in Los Angeles — down to the composition of trash washing up on its beaches.

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Editorial: Don't despair. California's fight against plastic trash is far from over 8.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The failure of a landmark plastic pollution bill in the Legislature in August was a setback, but not the end of the effort to reduce plastic trash.

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Building a guilt-free plastic water bottle: It's not easy 6.10.2020 LA Times: Business

Culver City-based Cove aims for a December pilot launch of what it calls the first plastic water bottle made entirely from biodegradable materials.

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Top food brands lack green packaging, says Which? 24.9.2020 BBC: Business
Pringles, Cadbury and Babybel are among big names that failed the Which? recycling test.
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Iceland challenges supermarket rivals to publish 'plastic footprint' 16.9.2020 BBC: Business
The frozen-food chain publishes its own packaging record to encourage progress on sustainability.
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L'Oreal launches make-up recycling across UK shops 10.9.2020 BBC: Business
The firm's Maybelline brand has set up recycling points in shops including Tesco and Superdrug.
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Editorial: California has the cure for the plastic plague. Let's use it 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the plastic trash problem. California lawmakers have the solution, and they can't put if off any longer.

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Microplastic in Atlantic Ocean 'could weigh 21 million tonnes' 19.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
There are 12-21 million tonnes of tiny plastic fragments floating in the ocean, scientists say.
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Colorado’s agriculture department issues warning about packages of mystery seeds arriving in mailboxes 28.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Agriculture on Monday issued a warning about packages of mystery seeds, saying they should not be planted.
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Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040 24.7.2020 BBC: Science
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.
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Tesco launches online refillable container trial 15.7.2020 BBC: Business
The supermarket giant is joining forces with Loop in a refillable container scheme.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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Editorial: The coronavirus brought back plastic bag madness. Let's make sure it's temporary 27.4.2020 LA Times: Health

California suspended its pioneering plastic bag ban because of coronavirus fears about reusable bags. That can't be a permanent backslide.

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Column One: Pet parents rejoice: These new products will take pampering to a new level 8.4.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Some of the many new contraptions on the market for pets -- or are they really for pet owners?

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Medical waste industry braces for flood of virus-contaminated trash 30.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Bracing for an onslaught of trash contaminated by the coronavirus, medical waste haulers are seeking special exemptions.

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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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