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This Earth Day: You tell us how to reduce, reuse and recycle 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Happy Earth Day!

We asked readers for their favorite ways to curb single-use plastics, recycle more, consume less and generally do their part to celebrate Earth Day every day.

Here are a few of their tips. If you want to share your best tips for going green, email us at home@latimes.com and we...

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The delta tunnels plan is costly, risky and unfair to L.A. It's also the right thing to do 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In voting Tuesday to pay two-thirds of the cost of building two tunnels to divert river water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and direct it southward, the Southern California Metropolitan Water District’s board bought into a plan that’s costly, risky, uncertain and unfair. And it...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans recycling spacecraft for cheaper commercial rocket launches 12.12.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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The 99-Seat Beat: Danny Glover, 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and a multimedia 'Macbeth' 27.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Our weekly picks for L.A.'s small-theater scene include Antaeus' "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," Danny Glover in East West Players' "Yohen," the Odyssey's "Macbeth x 5" and "Encuentro de las Americas," the Los Angeles Theatre Center's annual Latino theater festival.
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The Composites Institute Initiates Robust, Scalable Composite Recycling Project 20.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2017 : The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a 150+ member, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and U.S. Department of Energy driven consortium committed to increasing domestic production capacity and manufacturing jobs across the U.S. composites industry, announces a project to develop a robust and scalable composite recycling methodology.
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Sunshine Coast sisters launch Australian-first sustainability project 14.9.2017 Planet Ark News
Two sisters from the Sunshine Coast have launched an Australian-first project helping small businesses adopt the principles of the circular economy and experience the social, environmental and financial benefits of sustainable waste management.
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Denver Water wants to double the amount of recycled water used in the city. The health department’s not sure it’s safe 14.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
Denver Water wants permission to expand uses for recycled water that flows through a 70-mile network of purple pipes in the city. But the state health department isn't sure it's safe to add uses such as flushing toilets and irrigating pot crops to the industrial uses now OK.
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Some wonders of up cycling 5.6.2017 New Kerala: World News
Some wonders of up cycling
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Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging 18.5.2017 BBC: Business
The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport is among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.
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Sponsored: Where does all the airport garbage go? 6.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

How Sea-Tac reduces daily waste – and how travelers can help.
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How to be less of a jerk to the environment 22.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Earth Day is Saturday, so MPR News' digital team asked our environment reporters for some simple tips on how we can be better to the planet.
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Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day 23.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day
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NASA asks students to help 3D print expandable habitats 18.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington, April 18 : To celebrate the arrival of the first expandable habitat to the International Space Station (ISS) and the launch of the first commercial 3D printer to space, NASA and non-profit ASME Foundation have launched a new "Future Engineers" challenge.
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Are eco-friendly initiatives pointless unless we tackle overpopulation? 26.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

It is not just absolute numbers of people that have an impact on the planet but the rate at which they consume resources

The overarching theme of this column is living with less, so it really shouldn’t surprise me when each week I venture into the comments section to find dozens of people insisting that all efforts to do so are in vain – unless we are also choosing to reproduce less, too.

Recently I began to consider this question more seriously. Is overpopulation really the problem? Were the effects of all my eco-friendly initiatives wiped out the moment I had a child? Does the Earth have some sort of carrying capacity that we are rapidly approaching (or have already exceeded)?

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757 readied for recycling 3.9.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
A Boeing 757 is dismantled for recycling after its airline and research life ended. In just over two hours, a contractor cut the plane into small pieces at a Moses Lake facility. The aluminum will be shipped to Tacoma, where it will be shredded by a recycler.
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The long journey towards keeping Gu Energy packaging out of landfills 27.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

In a perfect world, all packages would be fully recyclable. In reality, it can be harder than expected to turn packaging into something valuable for reuse

We all know the maxim “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, but what happens when an item doesn’t fit into one of these categories? It becomes the “R” people don’t like to talk as much about: rubbish.

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Reduce, reuse, remove the cellophane: Recycling explained 17.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.
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Reduce, Reuse, Remove The Cellophane: Recycling Demystified 17.7.2015 NPR News
Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.
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Minnesota firms help squeeze water use in dry California 20.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With the Golden State deep in drought, businesses there are facing stiff pressure to conserve water. Some are turning to Minnesota-based Ecolab and Pentair for help.
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Garcetti's ambitious goal for L.A.'s water supply 16.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Spurred by the drought, but planning for long-term sustainability, Mayor Eric Garcetti has set an ambitious and important goal for Los Angeles: to reduce the amount of water it purchases by 50% in 10 years. That's a decade sooner than water managers had anticipated, and it's a big change for...
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