User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
Last updated: Jan 23 2019 12:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping 13.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.
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10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastics Use in 2019 5.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Plastic has become perhaps the most demonized material of the last 12 months, as the scale of pollution in the oceans becomes increasingly apparent. With dire predictions that if nothing is done there will be more plastic in the seas by weight than fish by 2050, […]
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Climate change: We challenged three people to transform their daily habits 4.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Our green guinea pigs agreed to make as many changes as possible for a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
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Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain? 1.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A year ago China imposed a ban on waste imports, so what's happened to the UK's plastic?
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Plastic bag fee 'to double to 10p' and include every shop 27.12.2018 BBC: Science
The government wants to double the charge and extend it to all shops in England, to cut plastic use.
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Colorado cannabis businesses that aren’t exactly cannabis businesses are growing 26.12.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado is the top state for ancillary cannabis businesses -- those that support the pot industry but don't actually grow or sell marijuana.
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News Daily: Waste strategy and cabinet to talk no-deal Brexit 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Your morning briefing for 18 December 2018.
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Why plastic recycling is so confusing 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this to continue, the system needs to change.
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Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
People will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups in a new strategy.
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Why some see Chile's plastic bag ban as a rubbish proposal 2.12.2018 BBC: Science
Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.
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U.S. health officials say it's OK to eat some romaine again 27.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn't eat any type of romaine because of an E. coli outbreak.
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Should manufacturers have to pay more recycling costs? 25.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
The government's long-awaited waste strategy is expected to make manufacturers pay more for recycling.
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Climate change: Prince launches 'waste to wealth' summit 22.11.2018 BBC: Science
The Prince of Wales is set to address a summit on dealing with waste.
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Plastic waste elimination pledge by 2025 attracts more big firms 29.10.2018 BBC: Business
Some 250 major organisations join Coca Cola and H&M promising to stop using single waste plastic.
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Chinese Firms Snap Up U.S. Sites to Process Scrap 28.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Chinese companies are setting up shop in the U.S. to obtain the scrap paper and plastic their government has deemed too dirty to import.
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Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change 22.10.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Riverford vegetable box boss says more focus should be on cutting carbon, not demonising plastic.
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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market 19.10.2018 BBC: Business
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.
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