User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Reduce Reuse Recycle
Last updated: Oct 27 2017 20:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 131    
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
Some wonders of up cycling 5.6.2017 New Kerala: World News
Some wonders of up cycling
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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)?

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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...
Also found in: [+]
Rubbish futures: can technology help us reach zero waste? 12.6.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Turning dug-up waste into gas or converting rubbish into building materials are among new techniques that may help end landfill

What do you think happens to the rubbish when you throw it out into the street? asks the Mighty Booshs great realist Howard Moon.

I dont know, does it dissolve in the rain like a giant Berocca? replies Shoreditch everyman Vince Noir.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Rain Man: How one Tucson resident harvests the rain 29.5.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Brad Lancaster, perhaps the nation's expert on capturing and using rainwater, creates an oasis in the desert where he lives. And what he used to do illegally is now sanctioned by the city and imitated by neighbors.
Also found in: [+]
Pay as you throw away? Five ways to cut off waste at the source 21.5.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Financial incentives, drinking fountains, food redistribution and reused furniture can reduce rubbish and recycling woes How are we going to crack waste? Emily Barrs zero-waste week has been a graphic illustration of how individuals can dramatically reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste we produce if were prepared to put in the effort. Recycling, composting and energy from waste are all ways of dealing with the problem once it has arisen. But its better to prevent waste in the first place, and that needs action by businesses and governments. Here are five ideas to help cut waste off at source. The first, and most controversial, is important because it makes any other effort at waste prevention more effective. The coalitions Localism Act took away councils powers to charge residents for the weight of rubbish they produce. A pay as you throw (PAYT) switches waste from a fixed charge to a metered service like electricity or gas, saving money for those who waste less or recycle more. Examples from ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 131