User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
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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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Climate change: New rules could spell end of 'throwaway culture' 11.3.2020 BBC: Science
New rules could spell the death of today's "throwaway" culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.
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Your Plastic Addiction Is Bankrolling Big Oil 3.3.2020 Mother Jones
Let’s say you lost your headphones, so you order replacements on Amazon. They arrive in a blue-and-white Amazon-branded plastic envelope. Inside, there’s a clear plastic bag, and inside that, a hard plastic container, and inside that, finally, the headphones themselves, which are mostly plastic. I know the feeling that comes next: a twinge of guilt […]
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Lawsuit in California targets plastics pollution from Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other companies 27.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Earth Island Institute is seeking an order for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle USA, Procter & Gamble and six other companies to clean up plastic waste the group says is fouling California's environment.

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Letters to the Editor: Something we can do right now about our trash problem? Ban polystyrene 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Our plastic trash problem is out of control; one thing that can be done about it right now is banning the plastic-based foam commonly known as Styrofoam.

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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A new bill in Congress would put the onus on plastic manufacturers to solve the plastic pollution crisis, making them design and run waste and recycling programs.

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Bill proposes ban on plastic waste exports 30.1.2020 BBC: Science
Plastic waste exports to developing countries to be banned or restricted under new law.
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Are your houseplants bad for the environment? 28.1.2020 BBC: Science
Gardeners, botanists and environmental campaigners share ways to keep your horticultural hobby sustainable
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Editorial: China is putting the U.S. to shame in the fight against plastic trash 27.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

China's recently announced five-year plastic plan is a reminder of how behind the U.S. is when it comes to addressing the disposable plastic problem.

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Would Greta Thunberg generation play with these toys? 27.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Toymakers are far from ditching cheap plastic figures, but is the industry moving to more sustainable products?
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Tesco to ditch plastic-wrap for multipack tins 24.1.2020 BBC: Business
Supermarket giant says the change will remove 350 million tonnes of plastic from the environment.
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People still want plastic bottles, says Coca-Cola 21.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
The drinks giant says it will not ditch plastic bottles outright but will try to recycle more.
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Asda trials refills at 'sustainability store' 16.1.2020 BBC: Business
Shoppers can fill their own containers at the store, as the supermarket tries to reduce plastic waste.
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Your $14 salad's not as eco-friendly as advertised — but Sweetgreen's trying 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Sweetgreen has long said nothing from its stores goes to landfill. On closer inspection, that's more aspiration than guarantee.

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Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment' 9.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.
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Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much 22.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Feeling good about that compostable cup you bought your juice in? It's very unlikely it is actually getting composted. Sorry

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Should children watch toy unboxing videos? 9.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
Millions of kids are watching toy unboxing videos in the run-up to Christmas. Should parents be concerned?
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Letters to the Editor: California might need a ballot initiative to fix recycling 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Until recycling centers reopen in California, the state should stop collecting a deposit for each plastic bottle. A ballot initiative should be considered.

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