User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
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In Defense of Woke Brands 6.6.2020 Mother Jones
The brands want you to know they are woke. In tweets, in commercials, in press releases this week the brands have been telling consumers they are mad as hell and they will not take it anymore. Black lives, the brands insist, matter. In many cases these performances have been cringeworthy, as my colleague Inae Oh […]
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'The best thing you can do is not buy more stuff,' says 'Secondhand' expert 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.
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Black Friday protest: French activists block Amazon warehouse 29.11.2019 BBC: World
French activists threaten a "Black Day for Amazon" as they criticise its environmental impact.
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General election 2019: What parties' environment promises really mean 28.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?
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Does fast fashion have to die for the environment to live? 3.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

The clothing industry is responsible for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions and consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined, the U.N. says.

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Plastic waste: Is it time to cut back on holiday inflatables? 28.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
One coastal charity says it collected 500 abandoned inflatables in just one village this summer.
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‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’ 29.1.2019 BBC: Business
Anna Bergstrom runs a shopping mall in Sweden where everything for sale is recycled. Her goal is to make sustainable shopping fashionable.
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Cool and close to home for the April 13-15 weekend 8.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

You’ll find Africanized ballet, flowers aplenty, heavy-duty exercise and art, animation and dance next weekend in Southern California.

Beverly Hills

African dance and classical ballet combine in South African choreographer Dada Masilo’s Johannesburg dance troupe’s performance of “Giselle” at the...

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The ‘100-yen’ answers to all of life’s needs 3.2.2018 Hindu: International
Shopping in Tokyo conjures up images of swanky boutiques and equally swanky price tags. But the Japanese capital’s real retail engine thrums in the tiny, crammed and endlessly inventive environs of th...
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10 Albums to Help You Heal From the Trauma of 2017 16.12.2017 Mother Jones
Reality has been pretty hard to handle—and impossible to escape—this past year. But sometimes we just need a break, a pause to refresh the spirit for the challenges ahead or to remind us that this too shall pass, however dire things may seem. In that spirit, and in no particular order, here are 10 albums […]
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The Latest: Macy's says it's fixed gift, credit card issue 25.11.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Black Friday (all times local):...
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The Latest: Some shoppers find a lower-key Black Friday 25.11.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Black Friday (all times local):...
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Conference on ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ 4.11.2017 Voice of Sikkim
04 Nov, Gangtok (IPR) : A conference ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ was held at Chintan Bhawan today amidst presence of distinguished visiting delegates from leading global Organic bodies. The conference was graced by Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling as the chief guest. Mr Markus Arbenz, Director, IFOAM, Germany, made a brief presentation on […]
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Survey: Millennials Less Likely to Recycle, But More Likely to Buy From Companies that Go Green 25.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2017 : Millennials are less likely to recycle than other generations, but more likely to buy from companies making a positive impact on the world, a new survey finds.
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A big weekend for visual arts 25.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Three art shows take on the environment, consumerism and police brutality.
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Economies should not just focus on consumption: Pope 25.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
Vatican City, July 25 : Economic systems should not focus solely on consumerism but also on "the full realisation of each individual and genuine development", Pope Francis said on Monday.
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Hunger used as 'weapon of war', says Pope 14.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Roma, June 14 : Pope Francis on Monday decried starvation in the world, saying it is being used as a weapon of war in conflict zones, in violation of international law.
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'High-Rise' is a towering display of destruction 12.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The final scene of “High-Rise,” Ben Wheatley’s exuberantly nasty screen adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel, plays over an excerpt of one of Margaret Thatcher’s recorded speeches, extolling the capitalist values she would later implement as prime minister of Britain. Coming as an abrupt punchline...

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What happens when fashion becomes fast, disposable and cheap? 10.4.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Fashion styles are churned out more frequently than ever, giving us more opportunities to buy. But this "fast fashion" trend increases trash -- and some groups are trying to slow down the cycle.
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What Happens When Fashion Becomes Fast, Disposable And Cheap? 10.4.2016 NPR News
Fashion styles are churned out more frequently than ever, giving us more opportunities to buy. But this "fast fashion" trend increases trash — and some groups are trying to slow down the cycle.
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